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Title: The semantic type system of event nouns : a case study on huìyì ‘conference; meeting’
Authors: Wang, S 
Huang, CR 
Keywords: Mandarin Chinese
Generative Lexicon theory
Event noun
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Source: In Z Jing-Schmidt (Ed.), Increased empiricism : recent advances in Chinese linguistics, p. 205-222. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013 How to cite?
Abstract: An event noun is a special type of noun that lexically encodes eventive information. This paper examines a typical non-derived Mandarin Chinese noun, huìyì ‘conference; meeting’. It first establishes that huìyì is an event noun through distributional evidences. Then, it explores the semantic type system of huìyì using argument structure, event structure, and qualia structure, based on the Generative Lexicon theory (GL). The findings indicate that non-derived event nouns can represent eventive information and GL is versatile enough to represent such information encoded by nouns.
ISBN: 9027271410 (electronic bk.)
9789027271419 (electronic bk.)
9789027201812 (hardback)
DOI: 10.1075/scld.2.10wan
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