Adjectival modification to nouns in Mandarin Chinese: Case studies on "cháng+noun" and "adjective+tú shū guǎn"

Shan Wang, Chu-ren Huang

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Abstract

This paper studies the adjectival modification to nouns in Mandarin Chinese based on selective binding. The main findings include: (1)An adjective can select different types of head nouns as arguments and an adjective may modify an individual or an event. (2)The qualia structure of a noun helps us better understand an adjective's selectional preference. Meanwhile, an adjective can modify multi-facet or one facet of the qualia role of a noun. (3) The adjacent adjective of a noun is not necessarily modifying the noun.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACLIC 24 - Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation
Pages701-705
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 24 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 4 Nov 20107 Nov 2010

Conference

Conference24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 24
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period4/11/107/11/10

Keywords

  • Adjectival modification to nouns
  • Qualia structure
  • Selective binding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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