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This paper aims to account for the anomalous postverbal position of Chinese duration/frequency expressions, such as Ta lai-Ie liang ci 'S/he came twice', by saying that they receive Case from the verb. We follow Li's (1990) analysis in this, but go further in (a) justifying Case assignment to...
The paper considers two superficially very similar constructions with two verbs in Chinese, and suggests a syntactic account for their different properties with respect to word-order, placement and scope of adverbs, and extraction. Specifically, it proposes to relate the cluster of properties of...
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