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Chinese Topic Chains: An Analysis of the Topic Chains Used in Fortress Besieged

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The functional typologists divide the languages in the world into two groups, one is the subject-prominent language group and the other is the topic-prominent group. English belongs to the subject-prominent language and Chinese to the topic-prominent language. This paper aims to discuss and summarize the types and functions of topic chains on the basis of analyzing the topic chains used in the novel Fortress Besieged written by Chinese famous writer Zhongshu Qian.

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He, Y. (2013). Chinese Topic Chains: An Analysis of the Topic Chains Used in Fortress Besieged. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 3, 344-347. doi: 10.4236/ojml.2013.34044.

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