ERIC Number: ED382042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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The Logic of Reciprocity Revisited: On the Interpretations of a Reciprocal Construction in Taiwanese.
Li, Jen-i Jelina
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v20 p85-100 1995
This paper studies the semantic properties of a reciprocal construction in Taiwanese. Specific focus is on the real-world situations that this reciprocal construction may encode. First, the syntactic properties of the reciprocal construction "xiou"-V in Taiwanese, which are different from these in English, are analyzed. Next, various reciprocal situations are discussed and compared with those of English examples. In addition, general schema reciprocals proposed by Langendoen (1978) are reviewed. A new schema, based on Oehrle's Austinian pluralities, is proposed to accommodate all types of reciprocal situations. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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