Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN 1606-822X
  • E-ISSN: 2309-5067



The structure of Num+CL in the Zhōutún dialect can be divided into two kinds: VCP and NCP. The VCP in VCP+V is the adverbial, while the NCP can either precede or follow the N it modifies. In NCP+N, the NCP is the attribute; however, in N+NCP, the NCP can be the post-attribute and the adverbial, according to the syntactic property of N. The language contact of the Zhōutún dialect with Amdo Tibetan (AT) plays a role in leading to the peculiarities of Num+CL in the Zhōutún dialect.

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