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The Syntactic Functions of the Sentence-final zhe in Sichuan Dialect in China

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DOI: 10.38007/Proceedings.0000694


Juan Jiang, Yu Huang and Xin Li

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Xin Li


The sentence-final zhe is widely distributed in modern sinitic dialectal varieties, but has no equivalent in the Putonghua koine. This study thinks that the sentence-final zhe in Nanchong dialect is a subordinating conjunction marking the temporal and conditional clauses, through describing types of meanings, usages and the syntactic functions of zhe in Sichuan dialect of Southwestern Mandarin.


Southwestern Mandarin; Sichuan dialect; the sentence-final zhe