Naiyan Du

Naiyan Du
Michigan State University | MSU · Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages

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There is an ongoing trend in the field that recognizes both arbitrary and non-arbitrary nature of human languages. And the term sound symbolism is coined to describe the non-arbitrary side of language where sound and meaning tend to have a systematic correlation. The most recognized cases of sound symbolism in natural languages are probably onomato...
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This paper argues (i) that the traditionally analyzed Class 1 Sentence Final particle (SFP1 hereafter) le should not be treated equally with other Class 1 members laizhe, ne and eryi in syntactic structure, (ii) that le is closer to VP than the other three members of Class 1, and (iii) that le should be treated as a separate class and the SFP syste...
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Based on the production and acceptability data of tone sandhi patterns of the Huai’an dialect of Jianghuai Mandarin (Huai’an, hereafter) at the syntactic level, this paper argues that (i) both disyllabic and trisyllabic tone sandhi domains are basic domains in Huai’an, which differs from the traditional analysis where only disyllabic domain exists...
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This pedagogical report shares a variety of strategies to teach “le” at the beginning level of Chinese as a foreign language. The report introduces various ways to help students conceptualize the meaning of “le”, understand the function of “le”, and scaffold the correct application of “le” by creating relevant mental models and function-driven cont...
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This pedagogical report shares a variety of strategies to teach “le” at the beginning level of Chinese as a foreign language. The report introduces various ways to help students conceptualize the meaning of “le”, understand the function of “le”, and scaffold the correct application of “le” by creating relevant mental models and function-driven cont...

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