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Study on French and Chinese Articles from the Perspective of Gustave Guillaume's Article Mechanism

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DOI: 10.25236/iseah.2018.066


Zhang Hongjie, Qiu Min

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Zhang Hongjie


As the representative of Indo-European inflections, French has a relatively complete article system. As early as the beginning of the 20th century, Gustave Guillaume, a linguist in France, clarified the root cause of the problem of articles in French in his linguistic work Le problème de l’article et sa solution dans la langue française, which is human thinking activity. Different from French, Chinese is a typical isolated language. Articles can hardly be found in Chinese grammar books. Usually, there is only the expression "determiner". Is there really no article in Chinese? This paper will use Guillaume's article mechanism to analyze and explain the phenomenon of "article" in Chinese.


Articles, Thinking Activities, Form, The Semantic