The Information Structure and Argument Mapping of Mandarin Chinese Resultative Verb Construction
This thesis will investigate the information structure and its interaction with argument mappings of Chinese resultative verb construction (RVC). One RVC may have several different mappings. This thesis proposes that these mappings have a strong relation with information structure. If a mapping is not in accord with the information structure of the sentence, this mapping will not be chosen by the speaker. This thesis proposes that there are four types of...[Show more]
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