City University of Hong Kong CLASS CLASS
Making Sense of Grammar
1 like 0 dislike
106 views

What is the function of DE (的) in Chinese?

asked Dec 6, 2017 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by admin (25,170 points)
edited Dec 6, 2017 by admin | 106 views

1 Answer

0 like 0 dislike

Liu (2015): DE (的) is a pre-head modification marker. The form-function mapping construction is shown as follows,

                  [Modifier–de] (Head Noun)

answered Jan 2, 2018 by admin (25,170 points)
edited Apr 25, 2018 by admin

799 questions

1,025 answers

3 comments

5,514 users

799 questions
1,025 answers
3 comments
5,514 users