Chinese Lexical Semantics: 15th Workshop, CLSW 2014, Macao, by Xinchun Su, Tingting He

By Xinchun Su, Tingting He

This publication constitutes the complaints of the 15 chinese language Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2014, held in Macau, China, in June 2014.

The forty-one common and three brief papers incorporated during this quantity have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 139 submissions. they're equipped in topical sections named: lexical semantics; functions on typical language processing; and lexical assets and corpus linguistics.

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In Chinese, a VO combination is unacceptable if the verb contains two syllables while the object consists of only one syllable. Take [bian]/ [bianji] (to edit) as an example, when we talk about [bian] (to edit), we have [bian bao] (to edit the newspaper) and [bian zazhi] (to edit the magazine) in the dictionary. By contrast, we cannot say * [bianji bao] (to edit [bian the newspaper) although they have the same meaning, while we can say zazhi] (to edit the magazine) and [bianji zazhi] (to edit the magazine).

3 Differences in Collocation Objects Monosyllabic verbs are clearly and obviously manifested by time and space, while disyllabic verbs always tend to weaken concrete time and space. Take [wa]/ [wajue] (to dig) as an example, Chinese people can expand [wa] (to dig) into [wa cao] (to dig a trench), [wa keng] (to dig a hole), [wa tu] (earth cutting), [wa qian] (to dig for the money), among which [cao] (trench), [tu] (earth), [keng] (hole), [qian] (money) are the specific objects. However, [wajue] (to dig) cannot be used in * [wajue tukeng] (to dig a hole), * [wajue [wajue] (to dig), it is common to use turang] (earth cutting), etc.

The " metaphorical words can be analysed by prototype category theory: the collection of many meanings formed by conceptual metaphor is a large conceptual scope, of which there are both central and edge semantic features. Many of them are the result of diffussion “radiating” outward from the central metaphor, leading to a process of semantic derivation. 2 The Metonymical Words of “ 吃” The grounding of metonymic concepts involves physical or causal associations (Lakoff & Johnson 1980). e. two entities from the same cognitive domain.

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