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Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0378-4177
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9978
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Abstract

In this paper we first summarise how linguists have treated the notions of topic and comment in the context of Chinese sentence structure. We then review how a number of Chinese scholars have analysed sentence structure in Chinese. We then propose that certain sentences in MSC traditionally analysed as following a topic — comment sequence, particularly those with sentence initial adverbial clauses are, in fact, exhibiting the principle of modifier — modified sequence rather than the topic — comment sequence.
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1996-01-01
2019-09-21
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