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A categorial grammar for Chinese mood and aspect particles

Although Chinese and English are both SVO languages, there are a number of key differences between their syntax systems. One of the most notable differences is that Chinese has rich system of mood and aspect but lacks tense; mood and aspect are represented via particles. In this paper, I will propose categories for these particles and show how they integrate with existing categories for Chinese.

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