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ERIC Number: ED071493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 9
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The Inherent Capability of Nouns to Function as Locatives: A New Criterion for Identifying Chinese Nouns.
Hu, Jerome P.
Two linguistic propositions provide the subject matter for this discussion. The first is that all nouns can serve as locatives. This is exemplified in the locative structure of Chinese nouns, mostly with the overt markers of locative suffixes, just as English nouns are used as such in the form of prepositional phrases, or as Japanese nouns are used as such in the form of postpositional phrases. Secondly, the author proposes that Chinese locative suffixes, by way of their colligation with nouns, similar to a Russian noun with case inflections, should be accepted as another criterion for identifying Chinese nouns. The author also believes that the capability of nouns to function as locatives is a linguistic universal, as well as a linguistic particular for Chinese. (Author/VM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Linguistic Society of Australia, University of Sydney, May 1972