Argument realization of Chinese result and phase complements

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Argument realization of Chinese result and phase complements

Show simple item record Huang, Han-Chun 2008-11-21T23:10:01Z 2008-11-21T23:10:01Z 2007
dc.identifier.citation Huang, Han-Chun. 2007. Argument realization of Chinese result and phase complements. UTA Working Papers in Linguistics 2.67-89. en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses result complements and phase complements in Chinese, both of which are postverbal elements. Despite their surface similarity, they are different with respect to argument realization. While the result complements allow complicated argument realization (in terms of semantic host, verbal transitivity, and subcategorization of objects), the phase complements function as lexical aspect markers, or Aktionsarten, and do not participate in argument realization. I adopt a constructional approach, particularly Boas’s (2003) event-frames and linking rules. Inverted causative resultative constructions in Chinese are also discussed. They are strong evidence for “constructional participants” that interact with event participants in determining syntactic realizations. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Linguistics & TESOL en_US
dc.subject linguistics en_US
dc.subject mandarin chinese language en_US
dc.subject syntax en_US
dc.subject phase complements en_US
dc.subject result complements en_US
dc.subject inverted causative resultative en_US
dc.title Argument realization of Chinese result and phase complements en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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