The Bei Construction: A Focus Device in Chinese

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The bei construction has often been identified as a passive construction. This thesis uses Davis's (1983) semantic framework and Hsueh's (1989) descriptive corollaries to account for the various characteristics of the bei construction and proposes that the bei construction is not a passive construction but a more general Focus device.

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v, 96 leaves : ill.

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Fu, Minyue August 1992.

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The bei construction has often been identified as a passive construction. This thesis uses Davis's (1983) semantic framework and Hsueh's (1989) descriptive corollaries to account for the various characteristics of the bei construction and proposes that the bei construction is not a passive construction but a more general Focus device.

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v, 96 leaves : ill.

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Fu, Minyue. The Bei Construction: A Focus Device in Chinese, thesis, August 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500393/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .