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Semanteme and Syntax Analysis of ‘chayidian mei + VP’

LIN LANYING 1

1동서울대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper aims to demonstrate the ambiguity of modern Chinese expression, ‘chayidian(mei) + VP’. We focus on the semantics of ‘chayidian mei +VP’ to objectively explain the prediction possibility and manipulation probability to determine the truth-value of proposition from the perspective of speaker based on previous expectation study. From the angle of syntax of the structure, this paper divides ‘chayidian mei+VP’ into two different types. ‘chayidian + mei1 + VP’ is one of them, the other one is ‘chayidian mei2 + VP’. In our paper ‘mei2’ is not considered as a pure redundant marker of negation, we think it is a vital discourse maker which plays an important role in grammatical function.

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