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URN etd-0627117-041949
Author Ya-Chun Chuang
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Department Foreign Language and Literature
Year 2016
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title A Comparison between “Chayidian/ Chadianr/ Chadian”and “Chabuduo” and Their Collocations
Date of Defense 2017-07-05
Page Count 70
Keyword
  • polar component
  • proximal component
  • collocation data
  • approximative adverb
  • corpus-based analysis
  • Abstract This paper aims to probe into the different semantic features of Chinese approximative adverbs chayidian “miss-one-point” and chabuduo “miss-not-much”, and their common collocations. These two adverbs share the same polar component and proximal component. That is, both chayidian and chabuduo indicate the closeness to a certain state and not being the case (Shen, 1987). Due to their similar interpretations, learners of Chinese as a foreign language often misuse these two adverbs. In the previous research, the different semantic features of chayidian and chabuduo have been considerably discussed to distinguish these two adverbs. However, the collocation evidence, an important element to show the common uses of the words (Lu, Li, Xie, & Huang, 2008), is lack in previous literature. This paper aims to classify the real data from Sinica corpus and to clarify the natural uses of chayidian and chabuduo. We found that chabuduo has more collocations of stative verbs, verbs with completion complements, adverb dou, and determiners. People usually choose chabuduo as the modifier rather than chayidian in the context where they want to emphasize the proximal component and where there is still possibility to achieve the predicate. Unlike chabuduo, since chayidian entails the polar component which is uncancellable in chayidian sentences, it often appears in the context where the speaker intends to highlight the negative result. Chayidian has more collocations of adversative verbs, adverbs mei and bu. The result of this corpus-based analysis offers the common collocation words to facilitate the acquisition of these two approximative adverbs, and it also provides Chinese learners the bases to decide which adverb is a more suitable modifier in their context.
    Advisory Committee
  • Wang, Yu-Fang - chair
  • Huang, Shu-ping - co-chair
  • Shyu, Shu-ing - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2017-07-27

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