Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Comprehensive Art and Cultural Communication (CACC 2022)

On the Semantic Reasons of Modern Chinese Valence-Decreasing Structure of Reciprocal Verbs

Authors
Huang Qianrong1, a
1Research Institute of International Chinese Language Education, Beijing Language and Culture University, College Road, Haidian, Beijing, China
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Huang Qianrong
Available Online 14 May 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220502.002How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Modern Chinese Reciprocal Verbs; Valence; Valence-decreasing Structure; Semantic Reasons
Abstract

Due to the semantic particularity of reciprocal verbs, structures of them shows a valence-decreasing feature. However, the specific structures that reveals the feature are varied, reflecting semantic differences hidden inside. Based on the six main structures and groups made on different applications to those structures by Zhang Yisheng [1], we checked the constructional and semantic features of each group. We concluded that semantic reasons mattered includes how strong the verb shows its dominance, or its reciprocal meaning, whether both sides included in the reciprocal range is equal or not, how pragmatic factors matter in specific conditionings, etc. Even when some reciprocal verbs are applicable to same structures, the semantic reasons behind them may also be different. On the other hand, the structure applied may also influence the specific semantic expression of the verbs, as a result of structural and semantic interactions in coexistence.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Comprehensive Art and Cultural Communication (CACC 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
14 May 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-576-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220502.002How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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