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Article: A multi-dimensional approach to the category 'verb' in Cantonese

TitleA multi-dimensional approach to the category 'verb' in Cantonese
Authors
KeywordsLinguistics
Issue Date2005
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=LIN
Citation
Journal Of Linguistics, 2005, v. 41 n. 2, p. 269-305 How to Cite?
AbstractCantonese exhibits a pattern of variation among verbs that has often been interpreted as distinguishing a category of adjectives or a subcategory of adjectival verbs. However, neither of these approaches takes into account the complex patterns of overlap among the purported categories or subcategories. To account for these patterns, we propose a multi-dimensional, feature-based analysis, whereby morphological, phonological, syntactic, and semantic features interact to determine the distribution of each verb. While all verbs bear the same syntactic category feature, there are other features that affect the distribution of verbs independently of syntactic category. For example, constructions that resemble adjectival constructions in other languages license the semantic classes of verbs that are permanent, gradable, and/or non-dynamic, while constructions that resemble verbal constructions in other languages license the semantic classes of verbs that are dynamic, non-gradable, and/or non-permanent. Typological implications of this analysis are also considered. © 2005 Cambridge University Press.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44897
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dc.contributor.authorFrancis, EJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMatthews, Sen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:12:52Z-
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dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Linguistics, 2005, v. 41 n. 2, p. 269-305en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0022-2267en_HK
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dc.description.abstractCantonese exhibits a pattern of variation among verbs that has often been interpreted as distinguishing a category of adjectives or a subcategory of adjectival verbs. However, neither of these approaches takes into account the complex patterns of overlap among the purported categories or subcategories. To account for these patterns, we propose a multi-dimensional, feature-based analysis, whereby morphological, phonological, syntactic, and semantic features interact to determine the distribution of each verb. While all verbs bear the same syntactic category feature, there are other features that affect the distribution of verbs independently of syntactic category. For example, constructions that resemble adjectival constructions in other languages license the semantic classes of verbs that are permanent, gradable, and/or non-dynamic, while constructions that resemble verbal constructions in other languages license the semantic classes of verbs that are dynamic, non-gradable, and/or non-permanent. Typological implications of this analysis are also considered. © 2005 Cambridge University Press.en_HK
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dc.rightsJournal of Linguistics. Copyright © Cambridge University Press.en_HK
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dc.titleA multi-dimensional approach to the category 'verb' in Cantoneseen_HK
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