Spatial demonstratives in English and Chinese text and cognition by YiГЎn Wu

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As a subject of universal appeal, spatial demonstratives have been studied extensively from a variety of disciplines. What marks the present study as distinct is that it is an English-Chinese comparative study set in a cognitive-linguistic framework and that the methodology features a parallel corpora-based, discourse analysis approach.

As a subject of universal appeal, spatial demonstratives have been studied extensively from a variety of disciplines. What marks the present study as distinct is that it is an English-Chinese comparative study set in a cognitive-linguistic framework and that the methodology features a parallel corpora-based, discourse analysis approach.

The framework Cited by: As a subject of universal appeal, spatial demonstratives have been studied extensively from a variety of disciplines. What marks the present study as distinct is that it is an English-Chinese comparative study set in a cognitive-linguistic framework and that the methodology features a parallel corpora-based, discourse analysis Spatial demonstratives in English and Chinese book Yi’an Wu.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xviii, pages ; 23 cm. Contents: Ch. Introduction --Ch. nature of spatial demonstratives --Ch. l demonstratives in real space --Ch. l demonstratives in displaced contexts: similar trends of extension --Ch.

l demonstratives in displaced. As a subject of universal appeal, spatial demonstratives have been studied extensively from a variety of disciplines.

What marks the present study as distinct is that it is an English-Chinese comparative study set in a cognitive-linguistic framework and that the methodology features a parallel corpora-based, discourse analysis : Get this from a library.

Spatial demonstratives in English and Chinese: text and cognition. [Yi'an Wu] -- As a subject of universal appeal, spatial demonstratives have been studied extensively from a variety of disciplines.

What marks the present study as distinct is. Distal and proximal demonstratives. Many languages, such as English and Chinese, make a two-way distinction between lly, one set of demonstratives is proximal, indicating objects close to the speaker (English this), and the other series is distal, indicating objects further removed from the speaker (English that).

Other languages, like Nandi. Buy Spatial Demonstratives in English and Chinese: Text and Cognition (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series) Bilingual by Yi'an Wu (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Corpus-based Chinese studies: A historical review from the s to the present Author(s): Jiajin Xu Insertion as a self-repair device and its interactional motivations in Chinese conversationAuthor: Jiajin Xu. Recent research on deictic elements has made extensive use of translation corpora to demonstrate that asymmetries between translational paradigms signal subtle contrasts from a systemic and pragmatic perspective.

The purpose of the present study is to identify translation correspondences of the English spatial demonstrative this in Lithuanian and to. Part of the Peking University Linguistics Research book series (PKULR, volume 2) Abstract.

We have established the basic semantic similarities of the demonstratives in both German and Chinese. Spatial demonstratives in English and Chinese: Text and cognition.

Amsterdam: John Benjamins. CrossRef Google Scholar. Xu, Y. A study of Author: Lin Lin. The book describes the different mechanisms by which demonstratives grammaticalize and argues that the evolution of grammatical markers from demonstratives is crucially distinct from other cases of grammaticalization.

Spatial Demonstratives In English And Chinese. Translation for 'spatial' in the free English-Chinese dictionary and many other Chinese translations. Department of English. This dissertation is a contrastive study of the semantics, pragmatics, and discourse functions of demonstratives in English and is shown that there is a metaphorical relationship between the basic semantic properties of demonstratives and their various uses in the two languages.

It is shown that demonstrative pronouns tend to code a higher degree of topic discontinuity or topic change, and neuter pronouns a greater degree of topic continuity in the two addition to contributing to an understanding of the basic factors governing the uses of demonstratives in English and Chinese, which could be used as a Author: Min Zhang.

spatial translate: 空間的. Learn more in the Cambridge English-Chinese traditional Dictionary. spatial translations: 空间的. Learn more in the Cambridge English-Chinese simplified Dictionary.

The first chapter of this book is the introductory chapter that lays out the background materials of Wu's investigation. It first states the book's objectives, which are firstly, to provide a systematic comparative analysis of two sets of spatial demonstratives in English and in Chinese.

by spatial terms, notably by demonstratives, which historically may develop into time deictics. However, although time deixis is commonly conceptualized in spatial terms, itAuthor: Holger Diessel.

The Relative Position of Demonstratives and Relative Clauses in Mandarin Chinese. Tao Ming. Concordia College. In Mandarin Chinese there are two possibilities with regard to the relative order of relative clauses (RC) and demonstrative expressions (DM). A relative clause may either precede a demonstrative expression (RC+DM) or follow it (DM+RC).File Size: KB.

The idea that spatial cognition provides the foundation of linguistic meanings, even highly abstract meanings, has been put forward by a number of linguists in recent years. This book takes this proposal into new dimensions and develops a theoretical framework based on Cited by: Brain mechanisms for processing co-speech gesture: A cross-language study of spatial demonstratives Article in Journal of Neurolinguistics 30(1).

spatial in Chinese::空间的. click for more detailed Chinese translation, definition, pronunciation and example sentences. An Analysis of the Use of Demonstratives in Argumentative Discourse by Chinese EFL Learners Jing Zhang School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Shandong University, Jinan, China Abstract—The present study aims to investigate the use of demonstratives in argumentative writing by Chinese EFL learners.

A corpus-based study was conducted. Stephen J. Payne, in HCI Models, Theories, and Frameworks, Idea 4. Models of Representations: Mental Models Can Be Derived from Language, Perception, or Imagination.

The simple spatial description used earlier to illustrate the idea of an analog representation also illustrates a second key idea in Johnson-Laird's work, and in all the work on “situation models”.

Relative distance and gaze in the use of entity-referring spatial demonstratives: An event-related potential study James Stevens and Yang Zhang Journal of Neurolinguistics,Vol Number 1, Page 31Cited by: Spatial Demonstratives in English and Chinese: Text and Cognition. John Benjamins. Yi'an Wu.

Year: Language: english. File: PDF, MB. A search query can be a title of the book, a name of the author, ISBN or anything else.

Read more about ZAlerts. Intentionalism about demonstratives is the view that the referent of a demonstrative is determined solely by the speaker's intentions.

Intentionalists can disagree about the nature of these intentions, but are united in rejecting the relevance of other factors, such as the speaker's gestures, her gaze, and any facts about the addressee or the audience.

DEIXIS, ANAPHORA, AND DEMONSTRATIVES IN CHINESE (a) is used if the question is raised during a classroom discussion when location is irrelevant, while (b) is used if the discussants are either already on the train or have just investigated the speed of trains. The sentences below can be interpreted as unmarked.

(14) by: 3. Chinese Spatial Strategies presents a study of social spaces of the capital of Ming Qing China (). Focusing on early Ming and early and middle Qing, it explores architectural, urban and geographical space of Beijing, in relation to issues of history, geopolitics, urban social structure, imperial rule and authority, symbolism, and aesthetic and existential by: Spatial Demonstratives In English And Chinese: Text And Cognition (Pragmatics and Beyond New Series) by Yi'an Wu; The BIG Problem (and the Squirrel Who Eventually Solved It): Understanding Adjectives and Adverbs (Language on the Loose) by Nancy Loewen; Das Numerus-System des Englischen by Hedwig Kraus.

Chinese depend more on context than English. In the current study, we explored English-Chinese bilinguals' spatial decisions when primed by English prepositions (e.g., There is a cup on the table), or Chinese prepositions (e.g., 桌子上有一个茶杯), embedded in.

sentences. For both conditions, the instructions in the. English grammar is the way in which meanings are encoded into wordings in the English includes the structure of words, phrases, clauses, and sentences, right up to the structure of whole texts.

There are historical, social, cultural and regional variations of English. Divergences from the grammar described here occur in some dialects. The Japanese demonstratives are lexical words, much like adjectives, as they do not close-off category projections as how the English functional determiner system does.

Fukui () demonstrates whether the Japanese demonstratives are functionally similar to English demonstratives or not by providing the following examples: (1) book. Subjects Architecture and Design Arts Asian and Pacific Studies Arts Asian and Pacific Studies.

As a spatial-temporal metaphor, time is represented as motion and sequence. Therefore, the spatial concepts of QIAN/HOU or FRONT/BACK are used in Chinese and English respectively to represent time in two similar schemas. The two languages, however, differ in their conceptual instantiation and usage frequency.

Chinese speakers regard. Demonstratives in parallel texts: a case study Demonstratives in parallel texts: a case study semantic organization and pragmatic context, two parameters have been considered: distance (semantic parameter) and reciprocal orientation between speaker and hearer (pragmatic parameter).

The questionnaire includes 48 pictures and is based on the. in Chinese that manifest the putative underlying spatial subsystem of moral metaphors, which can be summarized by a central metaphor “MORALITY IS SPATIALITY.” In doing so, it focuses on 17 spatial words that instantiate in real-life discourses five pairs of moral–spatial metaphors in their positive and negative valence.

Spatial demonstratives (e.g., this/that) are among the earliest words children learn (Diessel, ) and have been shown to be associated with discrete zones of peri-personal (near) and extra-personal (far) perceptual space (Coventry et al.,Diessel,Maes and de Rooij,Stevens and Zhang, ; cf.

Peeters, Hagoort, & Ozyürek, ).Cited by: Examines referential functions of demonstratives in Chinese discourse. Findings indicate that use of the zero-demonstrative in Chinese is the unmarked form of reference roughly corresponding to the referential function of "the" or "it" in English.

Demonstratives in Chinese are a marked form of reference roughly corresponding to the referential function of demonstratives in by: 7. DEIXIS (Pragmatics - S. C. Levinson) Deictic elements scope to locate what is being referred to in time, space etc.

Traditional categories of deixis are: person, time and place Person deixis concerns the encoding of the role of participants in the speech event. According to grammatical categories of person we distinguish: first person is the grammaticalization of the.

Overuse or underuse: A corpus study of English phrasal verb use by Chinese, British and American university students. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 18 (3), – CrossRef Google Scholar.Jinke SONG - The encoding of Dynamic Deixis in Standard Chinese – an investigation of linguistic and extra-linguistic factors Biljana Stojanovska - The Definite Article in the Macedonian Language Enikő Tóth - Hungarian demonstratives in contrastive contexts

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