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

By Xinchun Su, Tingting He

This e-book constitutes the lawsuits of the 15 chinese language Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2014, held in Macau, China, in June 2014.

The forty-one average and three brief papers incorporated during this quantity have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from 139 submissions. they're prepared in topical sections named: lexical semantics; purposes on normal language processing; and lexical assets and corpus linguistics.

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Experiencing and going through is eating: The “experiencing” meaning derives from “trying and experiencing”, for example, “ (eat ink water; educated), (eat foreign ink water; study abroad), (eat suffering; suffer), (eat the forbidden fruit; a sexual activitity)”, etc.. Relying on and living on is eating: “Living on someone or off something”, eg. (eat parents; live off parents), (eat yourself; live off yourself), (eat public organizations; receive a salary from the government), (eat capital; live off one’ old gains/achievement), (eat labor insurance; join labor insurance), (eat public rice; receive 重 E.

1. 1 吃 “ 吃 + Typical Object” “ ” means chewing solid food and swallowing it, and the following object is supposed to be something solid and edible. However, from this type of “ X” idioms, we can see: 吃 吃 A. Food nouns following “ ” in Mandarin are the solid while those in dialects are either the solid or the gas, showing the local and global semantic differences of “ ” In Mandarin, “ ” usually refers to the solid and edible food, eg. “ (eat rice; have a meal); only few words go with liquid food such as “ (eat milk; sucking breast)” etc..

And “ (eat big anthill) ” in Hakka refers to eating the food prepared by the bereaved family, further showing its unique characteristics of culture and language. In addition, “ ” can be followed by only measure words in Taiwanese and / (eat hundred two)” in both dialects refering Hakka, for instance, to longevity. “食/吃七碗 吃兩口 吃 “食/吃大碗 食/吃大垤 “食 吃百二 吃 吃水 Accoriding to Hongyin Tao (2000: 26), the patient of the verb “ ” has been extended in two directions: one is about the non-typical food patient, which can be treated as an object, eg.

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