Ambiguity and Differentiation of "V Xia N" Pattern

Shuang Yang
2020 Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Education, Language and Inter-cultural Communication (ELIC 2020)   unpublished
V Xia N" is a high-frequency phrase in spoken Chinese. "Xia" here can be both directional verb and time measure word, causing ambiguity when employed in the same pattern "VN". The paper analyzes the continuity and autonomy of "VN" combined with "Xia" of different parts of speech, and clarifies the meaning with the help of the rhythm features inside the pattern, the meaning of the pattern and the context.
doi:10.2991/assehr.k.201127.080 fatcat:tduhr6v4y5abbluauppaovrepm