Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/24553
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Chinese
The V de O cleft
Analogization
Constructionalization
Neoanalysis
Issue Date: 
2022
Citation: 
Zhan, F., & Pan, H. (2022). The development of the Chinese V de O cleft construction: A constructional approach. Studies in Language. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1075/sl.21071.zha
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Studies in Language
Abstract: 
This paper addresses the development of the Chinese V de O cleft construction, and how the cleft constructional network was developed in the history of Chinese. It is argued that V de O clefts emerged in the 13th century which was about 300 years later than VP de clefts. A key factor in their development is the use in Middle Chinese of relative clause in post-copula position. We argue that the emergence of V de O clefts also involved analogization to the extant VP de clefts as well as deferred equatives. Once V de O clefts occurred, they were recruited into the cleft network as a subschema, resulting in the schematic network being augmented and expanded. This study is a contribution to the developing field of constructionalization by making more explicit the way how nodes are created in a constructional network and how the network is reorganized and expanded.
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0378-4177 (print)
1569-9978 (online)
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