Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University
UST Working Papers in Linguistics, Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University, Volume 2, Pages 13-31
This paper argues for a constructional view of the resultative constructions, specifically the resultative-verb compounds (henceforth RVCs). We claim that the effect of the construction must be taken into account in the realization of arguments, and the realization must be moderated by the linking rules. This paper is organized as follows: Section 2 provides a brief definition of resultatives in English and Chinese; Section 3 reviews previous works on Chinese resultatives; Section 4 introduces the constructional approach and argument realization; Section 5 proposes the event-frames and linking rules in Chinese RVC constructions; Section 6 discusses the Chinese inverted causative RVC constructions. Section 7 concludes this paper.