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Title: CONTAINER METAPHOR AND SPATIAL ATTRIBUTE OF NOUNS IN MANDARIN
Authors: CUI JIAOYANG
Keywords: locatives, dimension, container, boundary, qualia structure
Issue Date: 8-Dec-2010
Source: CUI JIAOYANG (2010-12-08). CONTAINER METAPHOR AND SPATIAL ATTRIBUTE OF NOUNS IN MANDARIN. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: IN THIS PAPER, BASED ON PRIOR RESEARCH ON NOUNS AND LOCATIVES, AND THEIR COMBINATION, WE EXAMINE, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF NP, THE ACCEPTABILITY AND AMBIGUITY CAUSED BY THE COMBINATION OF CONCRETE NPS AND LOCATIVES, AND ANALYZE THE SPATIAL ATTRIBUTES OF NOUNS AND ITS REALIZATION AS DIMENSIONAL PROPERTIES WHICH SHOW BOTH CONTRASTIVE AND NEUTRAL REPRESENTATIONS. LASTLY, WE EXPLAIN THESE AMBIGUITIES AS DUE TO THE QUALIA STRUCTURE OF THE NOUNS AND THE DIFFERENT REALIZATION OF QUALIA ROLES IN LANGUAGE. ADOPTING THE FRAMEWORK OF GENERATIVE LEXICON THEORY,WE DESCRIBE THE SALIENT ATTRIBUTES OF NOUNS IN CONTEXTS AND EXPLAIN SUCH PHENOMENON THROUGH CONTAINER METAPHOR IN COGNITIVE GRAMMAR. IN THE FIRST CHAPTER, AN OVERVIEW OF EXISTING LITERATURE IS PRESENTED BEFORE WE ADDRESS THE RESEARCH GOALS AND RESEARCH PERSPECTIVE. IN CHAPTER TWO, AFTER REVIEWING DEBATES ON THE SUBCATEGORIES OF LOCATIVES, THE CONTRASTIVE BEHAVIOR OF MONOSYLLABIC VERSUS DISYLLABIC PREPOSITIONS IN TERMS OF ADJ-NOUN COMBINATION
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/19026
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