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1. Does Chinese Have a Separate Word Class for Adjectives?

The first question one must address when describing adjectives in Chinese is whether there is this word class in this language. In so much as morphological markings help distinguish word c…

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Shi-Zhe HUANG, “Adjectives”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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