Project on the Bibliography of

Tense, Verbal Aspect, Aktionsart, and Related Areas


On Chinese, including Mandarin

©Robert I. Binnick, 2002

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Alverson, Hoyt. 1994. Semantics and Experience: Universal Metaphors of Time in English, Mandarin, Hindi, and Sesotho. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Andreasen, Andrew John. 1981. "Backgrounding and Foregrounding through Aspect in Chinese Narrative Literature." PhD dissertation, Stanford University

Audry-Iljic, Françoise and Robert Iljic. 1989. "Qui a peur de l'aspect? Pedagogie de l’aspect en chinois: le cas du suffixe -guo ." [Who's afraid of aspect? Teaching aspect in Chinese: the case of the suffix -guo.] Les langues modernes 83.55-69.

Bao, Zhiming. 1995. "Already in Singapore English." World Englishes 14.181-88.

Cartier, Anne. 1972. Les Verbes Résultatifs en Chinois Moderne. [Resultative verbs in Modern Chinese.] Paris: Klincksieck.

Chan, Marjorie K.-M. 1980. "Temporal Reference in Mandarin Chinese: An Analytical-Semantic Approach to the Study of the Morphemes le, zai, zhe, and ne." Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 15.33-79.

Chang, Vincent. 1986. "The Particle Le in Chinese Narrative Discourse: An Integrative Description." PhD dissertation, University of Florida

Chao, Fang-yi. 1997. "The Prototypicality of Ba-Construction in Mandarin." Presented at the 1997 Chinese Language Teachers Association Convention, Nashville, November 20-23.

Chappell, Hilary . 1986. "Restrictions on the Use of 'Double le' in Chinese ." Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale 15.223-52.

Chen, Changu-yu. 1978. "Aspectual Features of the Verb and the Relative Position of the Locatives." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 6.76-103.

Chen, Gwang-tsai. 1979. "The Aspect Markers le, guo, and zhe in Mandarin Chinese." Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 14.27-46.

Cheng, L. 1988. "Aspects of the ba construction." Carol Tenny (ed.), Studies in Generative Approaches to Aspect: Lexicon Project Working Papers 24. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Center for Cognitive Science.

Cheng, Robert L. 1977. "Tense Interpretation of Four Taiwanese Modal Verbs." Robert L. Cheng, Li Ying-chi, and Tang Ting-chi (eds.), Proceedings of Symposium on Chinese Linguistics, 1977 Linguistic Institute of the Linguistic Society of America. Taipei: Student Book Co., 243-66.

_____. 1985-86. "Le as Aspect and Phase Markers in Mandarin Chinese." Papers in East Asian Languages 3.63-83.

Cheung, Hung-nin. 1973. "A Comparative Study in Chinese Grammars: the Ba construction." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 1.343-86.

Cheung, Samuel Hung-nin. 1977. "Perfective Particles in the Bian Wen Language." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 5.55-74.

Chin, Tsung. 1972. "Tensal Systems of Mandarin Chinese and English: A Contrastive Study." PhD dissertation.

Chu, Chauncey C. 1976. "Some Semantic Aspects of Action Verbs." Lingua 40.43-54.

_____. 1987. "The Semantics, Syntax, and Pragmatics of the Verbal Suffix -Zhe." Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 22.1-41.

_____. 1989. "The Interplay of Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics in Mandarin Chinese." James H-Y Tai and Frank F. Hsueh (eds.), Functionalism and Chinese Grammar, 19-43.

Chu, Chengzhi. 1997. "On the Semantic Function of the Chinese Mood Particle Ba." Presented at the 1997 Chinese Language Teachers Association Convention, Nashville, November 20-23.

Dai, Yaojing. 1991. "A Semantic Analysis of the Continuous Aspect of zhe in Modern Chinese." Yuyan jiaoxue yu yanjiu 2.92-106.

Du, Juliet Wai-hong. 2000. "Imperfective Aspect and Event Participants in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese." Presented at Berkeley Linguistics Society annual meeting.

Egerod, Søren. 1994. "Aspect in Chinese." Carl Bache, Hans Basbøll, Carl-Erik Lindberg (eds.), Tense, Aspect and Action: Empirical and Theoretical Contributions to Language Typology (Proceedings of seminars on Verbal Semantics at Odense University in 1986 and 1987.). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 279-310.

Erbaugh, Mary. 1977. "Acquisition of Aspect in a Language without Tense: The Case of Child Mandarin." Presented at Stanford Child Language Research Forum (SCLRF).

_____. 1978. "Acquisition of Temporal and Aspectual Distinctions in Mandarin." Papers and Reports on Child Language Development 15.30-37.

Erbaugh, Mary S. . 1985. "Personal Involvement and the Development of Language for Time-Aspect." Papers and Reports on Child Language Development 24.54-61. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Child Language Research Forum, Stanford University, March 29-31, 1985.

Fan, Kai-tai. 1984. "Semantic Analysis of Aspects in Chinese." [In Chinese.] Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 19.85-105.

Gong, Qianyan. 1994. "Xiandai hanyu de shijian xitong." [The time system of modern Chinese.] Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 29.27-40.

Gu, Yang. 1995. "Aspect Licensing, Verb Movement and Feature Checking." Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale 24.49-83.

Hagenaar, Elly. 1996. "Free Indirect Speech in Chinese." Theo A. J. M. Janssen and Wim van der Wurff (eds.), Reported Speech: Forms and Functions of the Verb. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 289-98.

He, Baozhang. 1998. "A Synchronic Account of Laizhe." Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 33.99-114.

Heinz, Michael. 1990. "The Semantics of the Inchoative and Cessative Aspects in Mandarin and Classical Chinese." PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Hsiao, Yuchau E. 1990. "The Polysemous Perfect Aspect in Mandarin." Frances Ingemann (ed.), 1990 Mid-America Linguistics Conference Papers. Lawrence, Kansas: Department of Linguistics, University of Kansas, 167-80.

_____. 1991. "A Cognitive Grammar Approach to Perfect Aspect: Evidence from Chinese." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 17.390-401.

Hu, Chauncey and W. Vincent Chang. 1987. "The Discourse function of the verbal suffix -Le in Mandarin." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 15.309-34.

Huang, Chiung-chih. 1999. "Past Time Reference in Chinese Children's Speech." Annabel Greenhill, Heather Littlefield, and Cheryl Tano (eds.), I-II Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, Massachusetts: Cascadilla, 253-64.

Huang, Chu-Ren and Shen-Ming Chang. 1996. "Metaphor, Metaphorical Extension, and Grammaticalization: A Study of Mandarin Chinese." Adele E. Goldberg (ed.), Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language. Stanford, California: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 201-16.

Huang, Lillian Meei-jin. 1987. "Aspect: A general system and its manifestation in Mandarin Chinese." PhD dissertation, Rice University.

Huang, Lillian Meei-jin and Philip W. Davis. 1989. "An Aspectual System in Mandarin Chinese." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 17.128-66.

Iljic, Robert. 1986. "Les deux [l schwa] du chinois contemporain: aspect et modalité." [The two 'le''s of contemporary Chinese: aspect and modality.] Aspects, modalité: problèmes de catégorisation grammaticale. Paris: Université de Paris VII, 23-39.

_____. 1987. L'exploitation aspectuelle de la notion de franchissement en chinois contemporain. [Aspectual exploitation of the notion of crossing (?) in contemporary Chinese .] Paris: L’Harmattan.

Jaxontov, S. 1988. "Resultative in Chinese." Vladimir P. Nedjalkov (ed.), Typology of Resultative Constructions. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 113-33.

Jin, Fengmin. 1991. "Grammatical Meaning of the Auxiliary Word 'Zhe'." Hanyu Xuexi 4.23-28.

Kalousková, J. 1964. Études sur les aspectes dans la langue chinoise moderne. [Studies on the aspects of the Modern Chinese language.] (Dissertationes orientales, 1.)Prague: Oriental Institute in the Publishing House of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Kang, Jian. 1999. "The Composition of the Perfective Aspect in Mandarin Chinese." PhD dissertation, Boston University.

Kim, Nam Kil. 1998. "On Experiential Sentences." Studies in Language 22.161-204.

Kimura, H. 1983. "Guanyu buyuxing ciwei 'zhe' he ‘le’." [Concerning the suffixes -zhe and -le as verbal complements.] Yuwen Yanjiu 2.22-30.

Klein, Wolfgang. 1997. "Aspektpartikel und Assertionsmarkierung im Chinesischen." [Aspect particles and the marking of assertions in Chinese.] Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, 19. Jahrestagung, Düsseldorf, 26. bis 28. Februar 1997, Arbeitsgrup 1, Sprache und Zeit.

Klipple, Elizabeth Mary. 1991. "The Aspectual Nature of the Thematic Relations: Locative and Temporal Phases in English and Chinese." PhD dissertation, MIT.

Kwan-Terry, Anna. 1979. "The Case of the Two Le's in Chinese." Computational Analyses of Asian and African Languages.

Li, Aimin. 1997. "A Discourse Perspective on Ba-Construction." Presented at the 1997 Chinese Language Teachers Association Convention, Nashville, November 20-23.

Li, Audrey Yen-hui. 1987. "Duration Phrases: Distribution and Interpretations." Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 22.27-65.

Li, C., and M. Yip. 1979. "BA-construction and ergativity in Chinese." F. Plank (ed.), Ergativity: Towards a theory of grammatical relations. New York City: Academic Press, 103-14.

Li, Charles N. and Sandra A. Thompson. 1981. Mandarin Chinese: A functional reference grammar, ch. 6: Aspect. Berkeley: university of California Press.

_____. 1985. "Perfectivity in Mandarin." Graham Thurgood, James A. Matisoff, and David Bradley (eds.), Linguistics of the Sino-Tibetan Area. Canberra: Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 310-23.

Li, Charles, Sandra A. Thompson, R. M. Thompson. 1982. "The Discourse Motivation for the Perfect Aspect: The Mandarin Particle LE." Paul J. Hopper (ed.), Tense-Aspect: Between Semantics and Pragmatics. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 19-44.

Li, Chor-Shing. 1991. Beiträge zur kontrastiven Aspektologie: Das Aspektsystem im modernen Chinesisch. [Contributions to contrastive aspectology: the aspect system in Modern Chinese.] (European University Studies, Series XXI, Linguistics, 102.)Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Li, P. and Y. Shirai. 2000. The Acquisition of Lexical and Grammatical Aspect. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Light, Timothy. 1986. "Toishan Affixal Aspects." John McCoy and Timothy Light (eds.), Contributions to Sino-Tibetan Studies. Leiden: Brill, 415-25.

_____. 1989. "The Door is Closed on ZHE NE (and It's Not Unexpected)." James H-Y Tai and Frank F. Hsueh (eds.), Functionalism and Chinese Grammar, 127-56.

Lin, William Chin-juong. 1980. "A Descriptive Semantic Analysis of the Mandarin Aspect-Tense System." PhD dissertation.

Liu, Ching-Kang. 1993. "Complexity of the English Present Perfect: A Comparative Study between the English Present Perfect and the Mandarin Guo and Le." PhD dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Liu, Feng-Hsi. 1993. "Aspect and the Ba Sentences in Chinese." FLSM III: Papers from the Third Annual Meeting of the Formal Linguistics Society of Midamerica, Northwestern University, May 1992. Bloomington: Indiana University Linguistics Club, 155-71.

_____. 1997. "An Aspectual Analysis of BA." Journal of East Asian Linguistics 6.51-99.

Liu,Feng-hsi. 1999. "Structure-Preservation and Transitivity: The Case of Chinese Ba Sentences." Michael et al. Darnell (eds.), Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 175-202.

Liu, Hsiao-yiing. 1990. "An Integrated Analysis of Chinese Verbal -le and Clausal le: Relevant Phonological, Syntactic, Semantic, and Discoursal Factors." PhD dissertation.

Liu, Linda. 1992. "The Co-Occurrence Restriction of Predicate Quantifiers and the Progressive in Mandarin." Fu Jen Studies: Literature and Linguistics 25.20-31.

Liu, Xianmin . 1997. "The Verb-Copying Construction and Imperfectivity." Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 32.1-13.

Liu, Xunning. 1988. "The Semantics of the Verbal Le in Modern Chinese." Zhongguo Yuwen 5.321-30.

Liu, Yuehua. 1997. "About Complement and Le." Presented at the 1997 Chinese Language Teachers Association Convention, Nashville, November 20-23.

Lu, J. H.-T. 1975. "Resultative Verb Complements vs. Directional Verb Complements in Mandarin." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 5.276-313.

Maeth-Ch., Russell. 1984. "Aspectos del concepto de 'aspecto' en chino moderno." [Aspects of the concept of 'aspect' in modern Chinese.] Estudios de Asia y Africa 19 (59).50-57.

Mangione, L. and Dingxuan Li. 1993. "A Compositional Analysis of -guo and -le." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 21.65-122.

Marco Martínez, Consuelo. 1988. "El aspecto perfecto resultativo y su manifestación en diferentes lenguas: clasificación en chino mandarín." [Resultative perfect aspect and its manifestation in various languages: classification in Mandarin Chinese.] Espaõol actual 50.5-18.

Matthews, Stephen James. 1991. "A Cognitive Approach to the Typology of Verbal Aspect." PhD dissertation, University of Southern California.

Mei, K. 1978. "The Ba construction." Bulletin of the College of Arts, National Taiwan University, 145-80.

Mei, Tsu-Lin. 1979. "The Etymology of the Aspect Marker Tsi in the Wu Dialect." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 7.1-14.

Melchert, H. Craig. 1980. "Some Aspects of 'Aspect' in Mandarin Chinese." Linguistics 18 (233-34).635-54.

Meng, Yeh. 1996. "An Analysis of the Experiential Guo In Mandarin: A Temporal Quantifier." Journal of East Asian Linguistics 5.151-82.

Pan, Haihua. 1993. "Interaction between Adverbial Quantification and Perfective Aspect." Laurel Smith et al. Stvan (eds.), FLSM III: PAPERS FROM THE THIRD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE FORMAL LINGUISTICS SOCIETY OF MID AMERICA. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Linguistics Club, 266-80.

Paris, Marie-Claude. 1988. "Durational Complements and Verb Copying in Chinese." Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies n. s. 28.423-39.

_____. 1988a."L'expression de la durée en mandarin." [The expression of duration in Mandarin.] Nicole Tersis and Alain Kihm (eds.), Temps et aspects: actes du colloque CNRS Paris 24-25 octobre 1985. Paris: Peeters/Selaf, 163-85.

Ren, Xiaobo. 1991. "The Post-Verbal Constituent in Chinese Passive Forms." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 19.221-42.

Renaud, Francis. 1986. "Une Sémantique opératoire du temps: application au chinois." [An operative semantics of time: an application to Chinese.] Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale 15.283-328.

Renaud, Francis and Shenyi Luo. 1987. "Étude lexicographique de 'zai' (à nouveau)." [Lexicographic study of zai (again).] Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale 16.81-108.

Rohsenow, John. 1978. "Syntax and Semantics of the Perfect in Mandarin Chinese." PhD dissertation, University of Michigan.

Rohsenow, John S. 1976. "A Unified Treatment of Lexical, Verbal, and Sentential Aspect in Mandarin Chinese." Proceedings of the Regional Meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society 12.523-32.

_____. 1977. "Perfect Le: Aspect and Relative Tense in Mandarin Chinese ." Robert L. Cheng, Li Ying-chi, and Tang Ting-chi (eds.), Proceedings of Symposium on Chinese Linguistics, 1977 Linguistic Institute of the Linguistic Society of America. Taipei: Student Book Co., 267-91. Also in Studies in the Linguistic Sciences 7.142-64 (1977).

Ross, Claudia. 1995. "Temporal and Aspectual Reference in Mandarin Chinese." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 23.87-136.

Scott, Amanda. 1989. "The Vertical Dimension and Time in Mandarin." Australian Journal of Linguistics 9.295-314.

Scovel, Th. 1969-70. "Some Aspect Markers in Thai and Mandarin." Alexandru Graur (ed.), Actes du Xe Congres International des Linguistes: Bucarest, 28 août-2 septembre, 1967. Bucharest: Éditions de L’Académie de la République Socialiste de Roumanie, 1015-20.

Shen, Jialin. 1989. "Le temps et l'aspect en chinois." [Tense and aspect in Chinese.] Langues et Linguistique 15.255-91.

Shi, Ziqiang. 1990. "Decomposition of Perfectivity and Inchoativity and the Meaning of the Particle Le in Mandarin Chinese." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 18.95-123.

Shirai, Yasuhiro. 1998. "Where the progressive and the resultative meet: Imperfective aspect in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English." Studies in Language 22.661-92.

Smith, Carlota S. 1987. "Notes on Aspect in Chinese." Texas Linguistic Forum 28.91-127.

_____. 1990. "Event Types in Mandarin." Linguistics 28.309-36. Presented at 3rd Ohio State University Conference on Chinese Linguistics, 1988.

_____. 1991. The Parameter of Aspect. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

_____. 1994. "Aspectual Viewpoint and Situation Type in Mandarin Chinese." Journal of East Asian Linguistics 3.107-46.

Spanos, George. 1977. "A Textual, Conversational, and Theoretical Analysis of the Mandarin Particle LE." PhD dissertation, University of Arizona.

_____. 1979. "Contemporary Chinese Use of Le: a Survey and a Pragmatic Proposal." Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 14.1.36-70, 2.47-102.

Spencer, Margaret. 1970. "The Verbal Aspect System of Standard Colloquial Chinese." PhD dissertation, University of Michigan.

Sun, Chaofen. 1995. "On the Origin of the Sentence-Final LAIZHE." Journal of the American Oriental Society 115.434-42.

_____. 1998. "Aspectual Categories That Overlap: A Historical and Dialectal Perspective of the Chinese zhe." Journal of East Asian Linguistics 7.153-74.

Sung, Hung-cheh. 1959-60. "Temporale und lokale Bestimmungen in Chinesischen nach der Anschauung zeitgenössischer einheimischer Grammatiker: erläutert an Beispielen aus den Shih-san Ching." [Temporal and local definitions in Chinese following the views of contemporary indigenous grammarians: illustrated by examples from the Shih-san Ching.] Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift der Karl Marx Universität Leipzig, Gesellschafts- und Sprachwissenschaftliche Reihe 9.637-39.

Sybesma, Rint. 1995. "Ge- en le." [Ge- and le.] Tabu: bulletin voor Nederlandse taalkunde 25.198-200.

Tai, James H.-Y. 1984. "Verbs and Times in Chinese: Vendler's four categories." David Testen, Veena Mishra, and Joseph Drogo (eds.), Papers from the Parasession on Lexical Semantics. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society, 289-96.

Tang, Hsiao-Li. 1979. "Das Deutsche Tempussystem und das chinesische Aspekt-Tempussystem: Eine kontrastive Analyse." [The German tense system and the Chinese aspect-tense system: a contrastive analysis.] MA thesis, Heidelberg University.

Teng, Shou-hsin. 1973. "Negation and Aspect in Chinese." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 1.14-37.

Teng, Shou-hsin . 1974. "Verb Classification and its Pedagogical Extensions." Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 9.84-92.

Teng, Shou-hsin. 1977. "Grammar of Verb-particles in Chinese." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 5.1-5.

_____. 1979. "Progressive Aspect in Chinese."

Thompson, J. Charles. 1968. "Aspects of the Chinese Verb." Linguistics 38.70-76.

Thompson, S.A. 1973. "Transitivity and some problems with the ba construction in Mandarin Chinese." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 1.208-21.

Wang, Benjamin. 1996. "Aspect: A Linguistic Device To Convey Temporal Sequences in Discourse." Issues in Applied Linguistics 7.61-76.

Wen, Xiaohong. 1995. "Second Language Acquisition of the Chinese Particle 'Le'." Issues in Applied Linguistics 5.45-62.

_____. 1997. "Acquisition of Chinese Aspect: An Analysis of the Interlanguage of Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language ." ITL, Review of Applied Linguistics 117-118.1-26.

Wong, Geraint. 1999. "Representing the semantics of BA in Mandarin." Tara Mohanan and Lionel Wee (eds.), Grammatical Semantics: Evidence for Structure in Meaning. Stanford and Singapore: Center for the Study of Language and Information and National University of Singapore, 159-210. Followed by “Comments on Wong” by Mary Dalrymple, pp;. 211-16.

Yang, Suying. 1997. "The Aspectual System of Chinese." PhD dissertation, University of Victoria (British Columbia).

Yeh, Meng. 1990. "The Stative Situation and the Imperfective Zhe in Mandarin." Ms., University of Texas at Austin.

_____. 1994. "The Experiential Guo in Mandarin: A quantificational approach." PhD dissertation, University of Texas.

Zhang, Lihua. 1995. A Contrastive Study of Aspectuality in German, English, and Chinese. (Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics, ?.)New York: Peter Lang.

Zhang, Ren. 1999. "From Resultative Predication to Resultative Construction." Read at 44th Annual Conference of International Linguistic Association, New York University, New York.

_____. 1999a."Resultative Complement and Event Modifiers: An Event Structure Account." Presented at 26Th LACUS Forum, University of Alberta, Edmonton.

_____. 2000. "Event integration, the semantics of the particle le and 'implicit' resultatives in Chinese." Alan K. Melby and Arle R. Lommel (eds.), LACUS Forum XXVI: The Mental Lexicon, 489-500.

Zhang, Zhengsheng. 1997. "The Aspectual and Discourse Properties of Definite and Indefinite NP's." Presented at the 1997 Chinese Language Teachers Association Convention, Nashville, November 20-23.

Zhou, Minglang. 1994. "A Study of Temporal Relations in Natural Languages with Special Reference to Chinese and English." PhD dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Zhou, Xuan. 1996. "The Interaction of Mandarin Aspectual Particles 'guo, le and ze'." Presented at Student Conference in Linguistics, New York University.

Zhu, X. 1996. Die Aktionalität des Deutschen im Vergleich zum chinesischen Aspektsystem. [The actionality of German in comparison with the Chinese aspect system.] Frankfurt a/M: Lang.


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