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Book: Developing Systemic Functional Linguistics

Chapter: 5. The system network for generating expressions of Chinese aspect

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.19465


This chapter will focus on elaborating the principles applied to constructing the system network to ensure well produced expressions of complex aspect. The work will be described in the following respects: the classification of Chinese aspect, the development of the primary systems, the selection order principle, and the reasons for rejecting the parallel derivation in the network drawing. A sample network of durative aspect will also be presented.

Chapter Contributors

  • Yang Guowen ( - Guowen1037386874) 'Institute of Linguistics of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences'