The possessive marker 的 li55 in Chongqing Mandarin can also function as a coordinator. This function develops from the usage of 的 li55 to link numbers or amounts in calculation. Several restrictions are found on the coordinating function of 的 li55, reflecting its original usage: the conjuncts must be nominal; 的 li55 must be used between every two conjuncts; it can only be used in informal registers; the conjuncts must be all the members of a definite set. The coordinating function of possessive markers is also found in other Sinitic languages, while rarely seen in other language families, meriting further typological investigations.
|Publication status||Published - May 2022|
|Event||The 23rd Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop - |
Duration: 14 May 2022 → 15 May 2022
|Conference||The 23rd Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop|
|Period||14/05/22 → 15/05/22|
- Chongqing Mandarin
- possessive marker