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標題 An Optimality Theoretic Description on the Characteristics of Postpositions in Mandarin Chinese
學年 109
學期 1
出版(發表)日期 2020/09/18
作品名稱 An Optimality Theoretic Description on the Characteristics of Postpositions in Mandarin Chinese
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著者 Yu-Ching Tseng
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著錄名稱、卷期、頁數 Sage Open 10(3)
摘要 In this paper, we adopt optimality theory to describe some important properties of postpositions. First, they follow the complement in their own projections. Second, they select either an NP or a PrepP as the complement, but they do not select another PostP as the complement to avoid the adjacency of two postpositions. Third, when occurring in a VP, they precede the head verb if they are complements of verbs and follow the verb if they are adjuncts. Fourth, the insertion of de between a postposition and its complement is prohibited. Fifth, postpositional stranding is disallowed. As will be shown in this paper, by using OT as the theoretical framework, we establish a theoretical model that is able to account for the syntactic properties, configurations, and restrictions involving the category of postpositions. Finally, this paper provided a brief cross-linguistic generalization of syntactic properties related to postposition between Mandarin Chinese and English from the perspective of OT.
關鍵字 postposition;optimality theory;syntax
語言 英文
ISSN 2158-2440
期刊性質 國外
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國別 美國
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