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ERIC Number: ED344464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 19
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Chinese Passives: Transformational or Lexical?
Zhang, Jiuwu; Wen, Xiaohong
Analysis of Chinese passive constructions indicates two types. The first is a verbal or syntactic passive because it is derived through a transformational rule. The second is a lexical passive that has certain properties in common with the predicate adjectives in both Chinese and English and is derived through the semantic function and in lexical causative-inchoative constructions. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Passives
Note: In: Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 14, Number 1; see FL 020 157.