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- 1991, V Børdahl, Grammatical gleanings from a Yangzhou storyteller's tale, in Cahiers de linguistique-Asie orientale:
- […] is suffixed to nouns similarly to the erization in MSC. […] MSС xiàzi is infrequent, the erized form xiàr or the unsuffixed form xià being preferred in most Northern dialects […]
- 1993, Indiana East Asian Working Paper Series on Language and Politics in Modern China:
- Conflicting Meanings of Suffixual -Erization in Standard Mandarin
- This paper follows Barnes (1977) in focusing only on nouns -erized in word final position. […] people (speakers of Beijing language as opposed to Beijing patois) do not -erize this word.
- 2008, Jennifer M. Wei, To -er is to err: acts of identity in Chinese, in Language choice and identity politics in Taiwan (ISBN 0739123521), chapter 1, page 11:
- However, I could accept teachers who -erized their Chinese all the time, not just in front of the foreign students. Once when I was walking in Hong Kong, I heard a person behind me -erizing almost every word. I turned around and found out that it was a foreigner speaking Chinese. He spoke like someone from Beijing.