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A Study on the Substantiality of Economical Language Use in Ancient Chinese ― Centering around 《MNEGZI》

  • The Journal of Chinese Cultural Studies
  • 2017, (35), pp.303-325
  • DOI : 10.18212/cccs.2017..35.012
  • Publisher : The Society For Chinese Cultural Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature > Chinese Literature > Chinese Culture
  • Received : January 15, 2017
  • Accepted : February 8, 2017
  • Published : February 28, 2017

LEE SO DONG 1

1숙명여자대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Economical language use in Ancient Chinese is caused by the omission and connotation of words. The omission and connotation of words can occur in four fields: syntactic field, lexical field, pragmatic field, rhetorical field. First, the omission of the syntactic field mainly occurs in the relational verbs and existence verbs, auxiliary verb, preposition, conjunctions, dependent noun ‘所’, ‘者’ and so on. What these words have in common is that they have a little lexical meaning. The connotation of lexical field mainly occurs in noun at the predicate position. These nouns themselves includes time-meaning, sequence-meaning, process meaning. The omission of the pragmatic field, same as modern Chinese, occurs in subject, predicate, object position. The omission of the rhetorical field mainly occurs in an antithesis-expression in one clause or two clause.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.