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A Cognitive Construction Grammar Approach to Qilai Middles

Author FengRong
Tutor SuXiaoJun
School Suzhou University
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Construction Grammar Up Middle Construction Constructional meaning Appraisal
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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In this thesis, Goldberg 's Construction Grammar (CCxG) as the theoretical framework for the Chinese , \Firstly, established the \. The first section , from both syntax and semantics of the \\. QMC significance of each of the three links forming system semantic network . Syntactically , QMC grammatical subject of the semantic role is not limited to - patient , it can be other roles, such as : tools, place, manner , or goals. But the choice of non- agentive role as subject of cognitive motivation is the same, namely: these roles in the scene with cognitive highlighted. QMC the verb phrase (V-qilai) As a non- event semantics QMC and the state has experienced the process . Semantically, non- agentive subject in motion Constructions action on the occurrence and effect without cause , but contribute to the occurrence of the action . This thesis also from the point of view of construction grammar and semantic features QMC other syntactic interpretation made ??, for example, the implied agent QMC , non-event of the constant time characteristics and so on. Fundamentally speaking , QMC syntactic and semantic features are characterized by constructional meaning QMC requirements and reflect the structural formula has the role of non- agentive subjective evaluation of the significance of the subject . This construction grammar with one of the main principles of consistent , namely: Constructions syntactic representations is a manifestation of its semantics . In this study, but also for the Semantic universality provides further evidence, and proved on Chinese construction grammar constructions have strong explanatory power .

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