Compositional operations of Mandarin Chinese perception verb "kàn": A generative lexicon approach

Shan Wang, Chu-ren Huang

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Abstract

The compositional operation of a predicate can be very complex. This paper captures a full picture of such an operation through investigating genuine corpus data of Chinese perception verb (kàn, look at). The study reveals that context and qualia structure can affect the meaning of verb-argument composition of "kàn". It also shows that the compositional ability of "kàn" varies under different senses, and each sense has its own type selection preference.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACLIC 24 - Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation
Pages707-714
Number of pages8
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

  • Accommodation
  • Exploitation
  • Introduction
  • Kàn
  • Selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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