Chinese Lexical Semantics: 16th Workshop, CLSW 2015, by Qin Lu, Hong Gao

By Qin Lu, Hong Gao

This publication constitutes the completely refereed post-workshop complaints of the sixteenth chinese language Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2015, held in Beijing, China, in may well 2015.

The sixty four commonplace and four brief papers incorporated during this quantity have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 248 submissions. they're equipped in topical sections named: lexical semantics; lexical assets; lexicology; ordinary language processing and purposes; and syntax.

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800 Words in Modern Chinese (revised edition). The Commercial Press, Beijing (1999). (Xiandai Hanyu Babai Ci (in Chinese)) 2. : On the Degree Adverbs hen, ting, guai and lao in Mandarin Chinese. Chinese Language Learning 2, 8–13 (1991).

But little attention has been paid to polysemous words that do not fall into either of the above categories. Liu & Chou [10] and Chou [11] conducted a case study of the Mandarin multi-faceted verb [jǐ] and argues that the different uses of jǐ can be viewed as profiling different portions of a base schema. The study is a pioneering work that shows how semantic base and profile can be at work in forming verbal polysemy. In the same vein, this study examined the polysemous verb [fàng] and found that fàng involves a wide range of uses that can be integrated as a natural sequence of motion-initiated, path-related subevents of a base schema.

He stated that “a predication always has a certain scope, and within that scope it selects a particular substructure for designation…. ” [7: 183]. A semantic base functions as a cognitive frame presupposed by a lemma or a set of related lemmas, and semantic profile is the highlight within the lexical base. In other words, a word may encode a concept by profiling a certain aspect of a semantic base. For example, an ‘arc’ is the profile of a ‘circle’, as shown in Figure 1. Another example is the verb ‘arrive’.

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