Journal of Chaohu University ›› 2022, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (1): 123-133.doi: 10.12152/j.issn.1672-2868.2022.01.018

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The Formation and Construction Meaning of Popular Frame Construction "A ge B": AB as Disyllabic Word Whose Structure Is Not Predicate-Objective or PredicateComplement

HUANG Guang-yi:College of Liberal Arts, Hunan Normal University   

  1. College of Liberal Arts, Hunan Normal University, Changsha Hunan 410081
  • Received:2021-06-03 Online:2022-01-25 Published:2022-04-28

Abstract: In modern Chinese, ge can be inserted into some disyllabic words "AB" whose structure is not predicateobjective or predicate-complement, which is called frame construction "A ge B". This paper further summarizes the construction meaning of "A ge B" by sorting out its formation process, and investigates the actual presentation of different construction meanings. "A ge B" is developed from "V ge NP/VP". The invariable term ge inherits and enhances the subjective vivifying function so that "A ge B" has the vivid meaning. In the long-term use and analogy, the action meaning, which "V ge NP/VP" and other former structures as verbal components have, is stabilized, and then "A ge B", itself having the action meaning, is formed. Instances of "A ge B" can present the action meaning because the action meaning of "A ge B" suppresses AB to varying degrees.

Key words: "A ge B", disyllabic words, frame construction, construction meaning

CLC Number: 

  • H146