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

By Xinchun Su, Tingting He

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

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

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Many of the “吃 + object” idioms have shifted from their typical meaning of “eating” for ” to other polysemous words after layers of metaphor and metonymy. “ originally means eating something edible and later is mapped into other abstract things through metaphor implication; for example, “ ” has derived its meaning from the mouth’s eating action, eg. “ (eat duck egg; score zero)”, to the metaphorical implication of the mouth’s speaking action, eg. “ (eat screws; a slip of the tongue)”, and futher to the metaphor of the action received by the body, eg.

Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014 X. Su and T. ): CLSW 2014, LNAI 8922, pp. 31–42, 2014. 1007/978-3-319-14331-6_4 吃 吃苦 食 喫 吃 食 吃 32 X. Qiu 2 The Structural Relationship of “吃 + object” in Mandarin and Hakka 吃 Two kinds of objects follow the verb “ “ in chinese: food nouns called “regular objects” or “typical objects” and non-food nouns called “irregular objects” or “non-typical objects” : Typical objects — food nouns Solid food Liquid food gas food 吃 (eat) + object Non-typical objects Concrete nouns Abstract nouns Place words Time words Non-food nouns Quantifiers Ajectives Verbs Fig.

Engulfing and devouring is eating: eg. “ (eat money; corruption), (black eats black; con within a con), (eat commission; take commission), (dog star eats the moon; lunar eclipse), (big small all eat; make a clean sweep) “, etc.. The further derivation includes the metaphorical implication of “sinking is eating”, eg. (eat water depth; the minimum depth of water a ship or boat can safely navigate)” in Mandarin Consuming and wasting is eating: eg. (eat strength; struggle), 吃電 (eat power; power consumption), (eat oil ; absorbing oil)”, etc..

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