Frontiers in Chinese Linguistics

From Minimal Contrast to Meaning Construct

Corpus-based, Near Synonym Driven Approaches to Chinese Lexical Semantics

Editors: Su, Qi, Zhan, Weidong (Eds.)

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  • One of the first volumes focusing on Chinese lexical semantics
  • Offers state-of-the-art research methodology and analysis in Chinese lexical semantics
  • Represents how the field of Chinese lexical semantics has evolved and matured over the past 20 years
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This book offers new perspectives on the study of Chinese lexical semantics, as well as discourse analysis and cognitive pragmatics based on lexical semantics. The first part focuses on fundamental issues in lexical semantic research, while the second features articles highlighting various aspects of the lexical category systems in Chinese. The third part discusses application-oriented research on lexical semantics. Presenting the latest research in the field, the book is a valuable resource for specialists in Chinese lexical semantics, as well as for researchers and students interested in grammar, theory of lexical semantics, and word/meaning processing. 

About the authors

Qi Su is an Associate Professor and PhD advisor at the Institute of Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, Peking University. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Peking University in 2007. Her research interests include computational linguistics, natural language processing, and corpus linguistics. She is co-editor of the Springer series Chinese Lexical Semantics LNAI Volume 8229, 10709 and 11173, and she has (co-) authored over 50 publications in the areas of computational linguistics and lexical semantics. She is the recipient of the Ng Teng Fong/Xinhe Outstanding Young Scholar Award, the Wangxuan Young Scholar Award, Peking University’s Excellence in Teaching Award, and the China Electronics Society’s first prize for Science and Technology Progress.
Weidong Zhan is a Professor at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University. His main research areas are modern Chinese formal grammar, language knowledge engineering and Chinese information processing. His Ph.D. dissertation, A study of constructing rules of phrases in contemporary Chinese for Chinese information processing, was published in 2000 by Tsinghua University Press. He has co-edited two textbooks: Modern Chinese, which was published in 2014 by Higher Education Press; and An Introduction to Computational Linguistics, which was published in 2003 by The Commercial Press. He is the first author of the amendment of the national standard "General rules for writing numerals in publishing texts" (GB/T 15835-2011). He also compiled a user guide for the standard, which was published in 2012 by Language & Culture Press. In addition, he has also published numerous articles in leading Chinese academic journals. He was named "New Century Outstanding Scholar" in 2012 and "Changjiang Outstanding Young Scholar" in 2017 by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • The Function of the Sentence-Final Particle ba as Discourse Marker

    Pages 3-18

    Wang, Minfeng

  • A Cognitive Analysis of Chinese Locative Phrase Zai + NP + Bian/Mian/Tou

    Pages 19-37

    Lu, Xiaolong

  • Lexical Semantics of Mandarin Carry and Hold Verbs: A Frame-Based Constructional Analysis of ná 拿 and wò 握

    Pages 39-50

    He, Tianqi (et al.)

  • Ambiguity of Epistemic Hui in Mandarin Chinese Revisited: Toward a Unified Semantics

    Pages 51-62

    Wu, Jiun-Shiung

  • Mandarin Speakers’ Conceptualization of Force and Motion in the Semantics of Pull Verbs of Hand Action in Mandarin Chinese

    Pages 63-75

    Gao, Helena Hong

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Minimal Contrast to Meaning Construct
Book Subtitle
Corpus-based, Near Synonym Driven Approaches to Chinese Lexical Semantics
Editors
  • Qi Su
  • Weidong Zhan
Series Title
Frontiers in Chinese Linguistics
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Peking University Press
Distribution Rights
No distribution right for Mainland China
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-240-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9240-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-239-0
Series ISSN
2522-5308
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 332
Number of Illustrations
308 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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