Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Education, Management, Information and Management Society (EMIM 2018)

The Contrastive Analysis of Chinese and English Tautologies under the Perspective of Construction Grammar

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Hongjuan Fang
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Hongjuan Fang
Available Online August 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/emim-18.2018.99How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Tautology; Contrast; Construction Grammar; Pragmatic Meaning
Abstract
The study on tautology has become an interesting and hot topic at home and abroad. The contrastive analysis on English and Chinese tautology from the perspective of Construction Grammar is still not sufficient, while the contrastive analysis is still necessary. This paper aims to contrast English and Chinese tautological construction in terms of structure and framework. This paper reveals that English and Chinese tautologies have a lot in common in terms of their skeletal structure and basic constructional meaning. Contrasted with English tautological construction, the Chinese counterpart is more flexible in structure, richer in pragmatic function, and has more constructional extensions. This analysis will contribute a lot to the understanding of the constructional inheritance mechanisms and the cognitive motivations of construction extension.
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