On the Semantic Reasons of Modern Chinese Valence-Decreasing Structure of Reciprocal Verbs
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- Modern Chinese Reciprocal Verbs; Valence; Valence-decreasing Structure; Semantic Reasons
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 , 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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TY - CONF AU - Huang Qianrong PY - 2022 DA - 2022/05/14 TI - On the Semantic Reasons of Modern Chinese Valence-Decreasing Structure of Reciprocal Verbs BT - Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Comprehensive Art and Cultural Communication (CACC 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 5 EP - 9 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220502.002 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220502.002 ID - Qianrong2022 ER -