The Characteristics of Chinese Grammar and the Grammatical Information in Chinese Dictionary for Second Language Learners

Authors

  • Xu Feng Nanyang Technological University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/rtcfl.v1i1.27026

Keywords:

Grammatical information, grammatical characteristics, rhythm, arrangement

Abstract

This paper discusses the Configuration and the Presentation of Grammatical Information in Chinese Dictionary for Second Language Learners on the basis of two Chinese dictionaries: one is the Commercial Press Learner’s Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese, the other one A Chinese Dictionary for Learners and Teachers. It emphasizes that the tagging of the sub category of Chinese part of speech should be considered in accordance with the characteristics of Chinese grammar. The features of rhythm restriction to Chinese syntax should also be included in grammatical information. It is important to make full use of the existing corpus for more suitable examples. It is also important to pay more attention to systematical consistency of grammatical tagging and the explanations of symmetrical words.

Published

2015-07-09

How to Cite

Feng, X. (2015). The Characteristics of Chinese Grammar and the Grammatical Information in Chinese Dictionary for Second Language Learners. Researching and Teaching Chinese As a Foreign Language, 1(1), 95–108. https://doi.org/10.1558/rtcfl.v1i1.27026

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