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Descriptive Complement Constructions as Concealed Pseudoclefts in Chinese

By Cheng-yu Edwin Tsai


One of the familiar topics in the research of Chinese syntax is the so-called postverbal complement constructions in which various types of phrases occur to the right of the matrix verb as do ordinary objects. Descriptive Complement Construction (DCC) is one where the postverbal constituent is an adjectival/adverbial phrase (AP). An intransitive and a transitive example of DCC are given in (1a) an

Year: 2013
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