The Syntax of V V Resultatives in Mandarin Chinese

This book addresses the three fundamental properties of V-V resultative constructions in Mandarin Chinese: their generation, their syntactic structure, and their alternations. This book is original and new in the following aspects.

Author: Jianxun Liu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813368460

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 125

View: 554

Download →

This book addresses the three fundamental properties of V-V resultative constructions in Mandarin Chinese: their generation, their syntactic structure, and their alternations. This book is original and new in the following aspects. First, adopting the ‘inner vs. outer domain’ theory, it provides new analysis and evidence that these compounds are generated in syntax, not in lexicon. Second, this book argues that the two subclasses of V-V resultative constructions, object-oriented vs. subject-oriented V-V resultatives, actually have different structures. Their syntactic contrasts have not been observed in the literature before. Third, this book is new in determining the syntactic structure of the V-V resultative constructions through their adverbial modification properties. It demonstrates that the previous isomorphism analysis of the syntactic structure of Chinese V-V resultatives does not hold. Finally, this book provides a new analysis of the issue of the alternations of V-V resultatives. In contrast to previous analyses, which generally view the causative alternation as the idiosyncratic property of particular V-V compounds, this book provides a principled analysis. This book makes a substantial improvement of the current understanding of the issues in the syntax of Mandarin Chinese and gives new support to certain theories of the generative grammar from the perspective of Mandarin Chinese.
Posted in:

The Syntax Semantics Interface of Resultative Constructions in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese

This dissertation, "The Syntax-semantics Interface of Resultative Constructions in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese" by Pui-lun, Chow, 周佩倫, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant ...

Author: Pui-Lun Chow

Publisher:

ISBN: 136131589X

Category:

Page:

View: 574

Download →

This dissertation, "The Syntax-semantics Interface of Resultative Constructions in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese" by Pui-lun, Chow, 周佩倫, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract:  This thesis focuses on a special type of construction in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese long discussed in the literature, namely resultative constructions. The interest of the study lies in the fact that resultative constructions involve an interesting mismatch phenomenon of the mapping of grammatical functions and semantic roles. Since grammatical functions and semantic roles are the building blocks of syntax and semantics, the mapping between grammatical functions and semantic roles is considered a manifestation of the syntactic and semantic interface and it is believed that the study of the mapping between them will shed light on the form and meaning association found inhuman language. However, while an adequate mapping theory can reflect how human experience or meaning is expressed in language, the mapping between grammatical functions and semantic roles is neither linear nor mutually correspondent on a one-to-one basis, rendering the nature of its mechanism obscure. In this thesis, the interface between the semantic and syntactic realizations of resultative constructions in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese will be investigated. The goal is to seek an optimal approach which can provide a more satisfactory account in handling mapping of Mandarin and Cantonese resultatives and explaining the special properties of the V-V structures involved in Mandarin and Cantonese resultative constructions. Drawing from the insights of previous accounts and the properties of resultative constructions, a working definition for resultatives is proposed. Through reviewing some current mapping accounts and revealing their inadequacies and limitations in handling grammatical functions and semantic roles mapping in resultative constructions in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese, I am going to argue that Jackendoff's (1990) conceptual semantics approach provides an optimal structure for the representation of resultative compounds in particular and the resultative constructions in general in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese. I also want to argue that the investigation of the resultative constructions in Mandarin and Cantonese not only sheds light on the prospect of applying Jackendoff's (1990) conceptual semantics approach to understanding other types of constructions and special phenomena in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese, but also indicates a new direction of study in the possible multiple sense involved in Mandarin and Cantonese compounds. DOI: 10.5353/th_b5043448 Subjects: Grammar, Comparative and general - Resultative constructions Mandarin dialects Cantonese dialects
Posted in:

Chinese Syntax in a Cross Linguistic Perspective

Notion of Subject in Chinese. Doctoral dissertation, Stanford University. Thompson, Sandra A. 1973. Resultative verb compounds in Mandarin Chinese: A case for lexical rules. Language 42(2), 361–379. Ụwalaka, Mary Angela A. N. 1998.

Author: Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199945672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 446

View: 699

Download →

"Chinese Syntax in a Cross-linguistic Perspective collects twelve new papers that explore the syntax of Chinese in comparison with other languages"--
Posted in:

The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics

I follow convention in using “Mandarin” to refer to the variety of Chinese that is more correctly known as “Modern Standard ... Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ... The Syntax of Resultative and Causative Compounds in Chinese.

Author: William S-Y Wang

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190266844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 792

View: 165

Download →

The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics offers a broad and comprehensive coverage of the entire field from a multi-disciplinary perspective. All chapters are contributed by leading scholars in their respective areas. This Handbook contains eight sections: history, languages and dialects, language contact, morphology, syntax, phonetics and phonology, socio-cultural aspects and neuro-psychological aspects. It provides not only a diachronic view of how languages evolve, but also a synchronic view of how languages in contact enrich each other by borrowing new words, calquing loan translation and even developing new syntactic structures. It also accompanies traditional linguistic studies of grammar and phonology with empirical evidence from psychology and neurocognitive sciences. In addition to research on the Chinese language and its major dialect groups, this handbook covers studies on sign languages and non-Chinese languages, such as the Austronesian languages spoken in Taiwan.
Posted in:

Analysing Chinese Language and Discourse across Layers and Genres

Berkeley: University of California Press. ... “Magnitude estimation and what it can do for your syntax: Some wh-constraints in German. ... The acceptability of 把 ba+subject-oriented resultatives in Mandarin Chinese 99 References.

Author: Wei Wang

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

View: 666

Download →

Aspirational and expanding, this book examines contemporary Chinese language and discourse across a spectrum of linguistic layers and genres in diverse social contexts. Addressing issues ranging from the usual focus on language per se, or language use in reaction to the immediate settings, to the connections between properties of texts and social practices (ideologies, stancetaking, power relations, etc.), the updated and exemplary research projects presented in the volume demonstrates a developing trajectory of research in Chinese language and discourse. With its empirical focus and stress on the role of language and discourse in social practice, this important new book discusses various language features as well as gender, stancetaking, and identity in Chinese discourse. This is a vital discussion for anyone interested in contemporary Chinese language and discourse studies. In examination of different layers of language (i.e. from lexical items and sentence structures to discourse features and discursive practices) across different genres of texts, the research projects have drawn on a variety of linguistic approaches and methodologies, including functional linguistics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and various approaches to discourse analysis. Researchers and students of Chinese linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse studies, translation studies, and China studies in general will find this volume an indispensable reference and an enjoyable read.
Posted in:

The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics

University of California at Irvine. Liu, Y. 1980. ... Resultative verb compounds versus directional verb compounds in Mandarin. Journal of Chinese ... The flexibility of Chinese sentence grammar [Han-yu jufa -de linghuo-xing].

Author: C. T. James Huang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119457077

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 680

View: 718

Download →

The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics is the first comprehensive introduction to Chinese linguistics from the perspective of modern theoretical and formal linguistics. Containing twenty-five chapters, the book offers a balanced, accessible and thoughtfully organized introduction to some of the most important results of research into Chinese linguistics carried out by theoretical linguists during the last thirty years. Presenting critical overviews of a wide range of major topics, it is the first to meet the great demand for an overview volume on core areas of Chinese linguistics. Authoritative contributions describe and assess the major achievements and controversies of research undertaken in each area, and provide bibliographies for further reading. The contributors refer both to their own work in relevant fields, and objectively present a range of competitor theories and analyses, resulting in a volume that is fully comprehensive in its coverage of theoretical research into Chinese linguistics in recent years. This unique Handbook is suitable both as a primary reader for structured, taught courses on Chinese linguistics at university level, and for individual study by graduates and other professional linguists.
Posted in:

International Journal of Language Studies IJLS volume 9 1

The argument structure and syntactic structure of resultatives. ... Historical morphologization of syntactic words: Evidence from Chinese derived verbs. ... with the syntax. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Author: Mohammad Ali Salmani Nodoushan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312728677

Category:

Page:

View: 970

Download →

Posted in:

Aspect in Mandarin Chinese

Resultative verb compounds in Mandarin Chinese: a case study for lexical rules”. Language 49(2): 361—379. Tiee, H. 1986. A Reference Grammar of Chinese Sentences. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press. Van Everbroeck, E. 1996.

Author: Richard Xiao

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027295019

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 305

View: 119

Download →

Chinese, as an aspect language, has played an important role in the development of aspect theory. This book is a systematic and structured exploration of the linguistic devices that Mandarin Chinese employs to express aspectual meanings. The work presented here is the first corpus-based account of aspect in Chinese, encompassing both situation aspect and viewpoint aspect. In using corpus data, the book seeks to achieve a marriage between theory-driven and corpus-based approaches to linguistics. The corpus-based model presented explores aspect at both the semantic and grammatical levels. At the semantic level a two-level model of situation aspect is proposed, which covers both the lexical and sentential levels, thus giving a better account of the compositional nature of situation aspect. At the grammatical level four perfective and four imperfective aspects in Chinese are explored in detail. This exploration corrects many intuition-based misconceptions, and associated misleading conclusions, about aspect in Chinese common in the literature.
Posted in:

Diachronic Clues to Synchronic Grammar

Mandarin Chinese: A Functional Reference Grammar. Berkeley: University of California Press. Li, Y. (1990). “On V-V compounds in Chinese.” Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 8, 1774207. Ludeling, A. (1997). “Strange resultatives in ...

Author: Eric Fuß

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027295200

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

View: 140

Download →

This volume emphasizes a new line of thinking in generative grammar which acknowledges that certain synchronic properties of languages can only be fully understood if diachronic data is taken into consideration. The central topics addressed in this collection of papers are (1) a critical assessment of the hypothesis that certain apparently synchronic generalizations are actually the result of the mechanisms of language change, (2) an inquiry into how diachronic data can be used to evaluate and shape formal analyses of particular synchronic phenomena. Reviving the interest in diachronic explanations for synchronic data, the contributions provide novel and original diachronic accounts of phenomena that up to now have escaped a deeper synchronic explanation, including the nature of EPP features, gaps in the distribution of complementizer agreement, and counterexamples to the generalization that rich verbal inflection correlates with verb movement.
Posted in: