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Garden Path Parsing of 雲南那兒的人有少數幾個民族說的是漢語的方言

雲南那兒的人有少數幾個民族説的是漢語的方言。 The sentence is understandable but ungrammatical strictly speaking because 雲南那兒的人有少數幾個民族 doesn't make sense. The sentence can be improved by removing 的人, like ...
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Why is this sentence 「我沒來以前那個事你說給他了嗎?」 grammatically correct?

"Did you tell him what happened before I came?" 「你說給他我沒來以前那個事嗎?」 「我沒來以前那個事你說給他了嗎?」 Both are technically correct #1. followed the original [SVO] sentence structure - 「你(s)說給(v)他(direct ...
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Why are measure words omitted after specifiers and before some verbs?

As long as the measure word is not the focus of the sentence, it can always be omitted after a specifier (这/那). This is true regardless of the verb that comes afterwards. The measure word cannot be ...
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The sentence 「你們中大有語言學這科嗎?」 doesn't seem to be grammatically correct

还有中山大学! 你们中(山)大(学)有语言学这个专业吗? 你们中(山)大(学)有语言学系吗? People I asked are a bit wary of 语言学. "Is that really a subject??"
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The sentence 「你們中大有語言學這科嗎?」 doesn't seem to be grammatically correct

it is correct, it means "Does your Sun Yatsen University have this course that called linguistics?"
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Garden Path Parsing of 雲南那兒的人有少數幾個民族說的是漢語的方言

句式杂蹂 It is a incorrect mix of "雲南那兒有說漢語方言的人。" and "雲南那兒有少數幾個民族說的是漢語方言。" should be "雲南那兒有少數幾個民族的人說的是漢語方言" 雲南 / 那兒 / 有 / 少數幾個民族的 / 人 / 說的 / 是 漢語方言
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Garden Path Parsing of 雲南那兒的人有少數幾個民族說的是漢語的方言

雲南那兒的人 有少數幾個民族 說的是漢語的方言. Not a good sentence but understandable. The background of this saying is because there are several groups of minorities that reside in the province of 雲南. Each has its own ...
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