|Budget Amount *help
¥18,590,000 (Direct Cost: ¥14,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,290,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥4,810,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,110,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥3,640,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥840,000)
Fiscal Year 2008: ¥4,550,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,050,000)
Fiscal Year 2007: ¥5,590,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,290,000)
In this study, five researchers, referring to recent theories of modern Chinese, examined and analyzed the characteristics of various grammatical categories and constructions of the Chinese language in five historical periods. Through analysis and discussion, we discovered differences in the characteristics of each period and the mechanisms which generated these differences. We also discovered universal features, as well as grammatical and semantic parameters, that have remained essentially unchanged throughout the development of the Chinese language from its ancient to its modern form.