A Study of the Structure “V 著也是 V 著”
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in Chinese; abstract also in English.
Based on the three-dimensional theory, the article focuses on the syntactic & semantic & pragmatic features of the structure "V 著也是 V 著”. It argues that “V 著也是 V 著” structure is syntactically dependent and usually appears as a clause of a compound sentence. The inner semantic relationship of the compound sentence can be divided into two kinds: cause-effect and selective. The pragmatic meaning of the whole structure may be generalized as “The speaker believes one lasting state or action lacks activity or value. To change or to avoid this situation, a new action which is a little better ought to be taken”.
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