Brief Discussion on the Origin and Diachronic Evolution of the Alternative Complex Sentence “Prefer A Rather Than B”
- alternative complex sentences; "prefer A rather than B"; origin; evolution
The sentence pattern of “prefer A rather than B” appeared in Zhuzi's Language Category in Song dynasty for the first time. At that time, the pattern of “prefer A rather than B” had a function of conjunction, which was used in the choice of complex sentences to express the preferred semantic relationship. This sentence pattern was initially formed in the Song dynasty, fully developed in the Ming and Qing dynasties, and matured in the Republic of China era.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiaoyan Cao PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Brief Discussion on the Origin and Diachronic Evolution of the Alternative Complex Sentence “Prefer A Rather Than B” BT - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education (ICADCE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 318 EP - 322 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125916110 ID - Cao2019/08 ER -