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Evidentiality ‘In’ and ‘As’ Context: Corpus-Based Insights About the Mandarin V-过 guo Construction

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Evidentiality ‘In’ and ‘As’ Context : Corpus-Based Insights About the Mandarin V-过 guo Construction. / Tantucci, Vittorio; Wang, Aiqing.

Corpus-Based Research on Chinese Language and Linguistics. ed. / Bianca Basciano; Anna Morbiato. Vol. 6 Sinica venetiana. ed. Venezia : Edizioni Ca' Foscari, 2020. p. 92-121.

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Tantucci, V & Wang, A 2020, Evidentiality ‘In’ and ‘As’ Context: Corpus-Based Insights About the Mandarin V-过 guo Construction. in B Basciano & A Morbiato (eds), Corpus-Based Research on Chinese Language and Linguistics. Sinica venetiana edn, vol. 6, Edizioni Ca' Foscari, Venezia, pp. 92-121.

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Tantucci, V., & Wang, A. (2020). Evidentiality ‘In’ and ‘As’ Context: Corpus-Based Insights About the Mandarin V-过 guo Construction. In B. Basciano, & A. Morbiato (Eds.), Corpus-Based Research on Chinese Language and Linguistics (Sinica venetiana ed., Vol. 6, pp. 92-121). Edizioni Ca' Foscari.

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Tantucci V, Wang A. Evidentiality ‘In’ and ‘As’ Context: Corpus-Based Insights About the Mandarin V-过 guo Construction. In Basciano B, Morbiato A, editors, Corpus-Based Research on Chinese Language and Linguistics. Sinica venetiana ed. Vol. 6. Venezia: Edizioni Ca' Foscari. 2020. p. 92-121

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Tantucci, Vittorio ; Wang, Aiqing. / Evidentiality ‘In’ and ‘As’ Context : Corpus-Based Insights About the Mandarin V-过 guo Construction. Corpus-Based Research on Chinese Language and Linguistics. editor / Bianca Basciano ; Anna Morbiato. Vol. 6 Sinica venetiana. ed. Venezia : Edizioni Ca' Foscari, 2020. pp. 92-121

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abstract = "In this paper we argue that evidentiality can be a category of a linguistic system that emerges from the intersection between form, usage and {\textquoteleft}contextual situ- atedness{\textquoteright}. We provide a multivariate corpus-based case study about the usage of the V-过 guo construction in written Mandarin, and show how the text types in which the chunk appears significantly contribute to determine its pragmatic usage and its emer- gent meaning grounded in shared knowledge and collective recognition. This approach sheds new light on two critical issues. The first is that evidentiality is an important gram- matical category of documentary, factual and academic prose in Mandarin Chinese. The second, much broader, claim of this paper is that generalisations about grammatical/ semantic categories need to account for the usage of specific items in context. In this sense, {\textquoteleft}physical and sociocultural situatedness{\textquoteright} is as important a dimension as form and meaning in order to define categorial membership.",
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