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Date: 19-Jan-2007
From: Ulrich Lueders < lincom.europa at t-online.de >
Subject: Studies on B? Resultative Construction: Ding 

	
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Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 10:47:59
From: Ulrich Lueders < lincom.europa at t-online.de >
Subject: Studies on B? Resultative Construction: Ding 
 



Title: Studies on B? Resultative Construction 
Subtitle: A comprehensive approach to Mandarin b? sentences 
Series Title: Lincom Studies in Asian Linguistics 62  

Publication Year: 2007 
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
	   http://www.lincom.eu
	
Author: Picus Sizhi Ding

Paperback: ISBN: 9783895864919 Pages: 100 Price: Europe EURO 44.00


Abstract:

The present work represents a comprehensive approach to the perennial
problem of Mandarin b? sentences. In the light of typological studies of
resultative, the b?-construction is identified as the B? Resultative
Construction (BRC), in which b? is argued to have developed an abstract
meaning of 'bringing about a resultative state'. B? is consequently argued
to be the head of the periphrastic resultative construction, where its
verbal status has remained after the grammaticalization. The complexity of
the b? problem is elucidated in semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic studies
of BRC. Semantically, a b? sentence in BRC is complex in that it typically
involves an underlying action and a resultative state.  Considering b? as a
verb, a complex structure naturally arises in the syntactic analysis of
BRC. Finally, b? sentences in BRC also possess a pragmatically complex
structure: an embedded topic structure.  

The monograph is organized as follows: Chapter 1 presents a general
introduction of the b? problem; Chapter 2 briefly reviews literature on
Mandarin b? sentences, including studies available as recently as 2005;
Chapter 3 concerns the constructional meaning of BRC; Chapter 4 represents
a lexical study of b? itself, discussing how the resultative meaning of the
verb has evolved and its syntactic properties in BRC.  Chapter 5 and
Chapter 6 are devoted to the overall syntactic structure of BRC. The former
investigates relations between arguments of the matrix verb b? and the
embedded verb in the complement clause under the Government-Binding Theory,
while the latter addresses a parsing experiment of BRC in the cooking
domain implemented within the framework of Head-driven Phrase Structure
Grammar. Chapter 7 focuses on the pragmatic features of BRC. Finally,
conclusions are drawn in Chapter 8. 



Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                     Syntax

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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