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A Subjective Marker "Yi ge" in Taiying Dialect

Author ChenNa
Tutor FanZhongYuan
School Guangxi Normal University
Course Chinese Philology
Keywords "Yi ge(一个)" Subjectivity Subjectivisation Subjective number
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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This paper mainly analyze the unique causality conjunction" Yi ge (一个) "in Taiying dialect, its uniqueness as a conjunction is a subjective marker too, the sentence where it is has the speaker’s discontent mood. Conjunction "Yi ge (一个)"is derived from numerals" Yi ge (一个)" which begins to grammaticalize in the sentence"" Yi ge(一个)VP1, VP2". Originally it describes an event which happens so quickly that people do not hope it to produce and are dissatisfied with it. " Yi ge(一个)" is infected by the characteristics of the syntax environment, finally becomes a subjective marker of discontent mood.Besides the parts of introduction and conclusion, this dissertation is composed of three chapters.In the second chapter we basically explain the complex sentences which" Yi ge (一个)"is in in three aspects which are syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and show the characteristics of the complex sentences, lastly point out that the biggest characteristic is its subjectivity, which is the speaker’s discontent in sentence, and that this kind of subjective mainly from " Yi ge (一个)". So we say" Yi ge (一个) "is a subjective marker which gives discontent mood to the sentence it is in.In the third chapter we mainly introduce the four functions of "Yi ge (一个)" in Taiying dialect:the showing of objective number, the showing of subjective little number, the marker of subjective little number, the marker of discontent mood.In the forth chapter we basically analyze the process of grammaticalization and process of subjectivisation in historical aspect, and explain their motive and mechanism.

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