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Distributivity in Mandarin Chinese





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分配 ; 分配算子 ; 事件 ; 各 ; 各自 ; 各別 ; 分別 ; distributivity ; distributivity operator ; event ; ge ; gezi ; gebie ; fenbie



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Chinese Abstract

這篇論文呈現出,雖然「各」、「各自」、「各別」和「分別」出現在句中時,都會為句子帶來分配﹙distributivity﹚的語意,這四個詞的行為卻不同。 我主張這四個分配算子﹙distributivity operator﹚所轄管﹙range over﹚的範域﹙用Choe (1987)所提到術語稱為distributed share﹚不同。「各」所轄管的範域是個體或量,由於當「各」出現在句中時,句裡一定要有一個無定短語﹙indefinite phrase﹚和「各」一起出現;「各自」轄管的範域是事件﹙event﹚,因為證據顯示「各自」必須要轄管不同數個事件而非單一事件;「各別」與「分別」所轄管的範域則皆是動詞特質﹙verbal property VP﹚。 並且在這篇論文中,我也發現到即使這四個分配算子共享一些特性,它們四個仍然分別具有己身獨有的特質。

English Abstract

This thesis shows that although ge (‘each’), gezi (‘separately’), gebie (‘individually’) and fenbie (‘respectively’) all bring a distributivity reading to the sentences in which they occur, they behave differently. I propose that these four distributivity operators have different domains to range over (in Choe’s term, the distributed share). The distributed share of ge is an individual or quantity since there is always an indefinite phrase; the distributed share of gezi is events, since evidence shows that gezi has to range over different events instead of one single events; the distributed share of gebie and fenbie are both the verbal property VP. Moreover, I show that although these four distributivity operators share several properties, each of them still has some requirements of its own.

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