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The Semantic Evolution and Subjectification of ‘Che’ “扯”的語義演變及主觀化

韋旖飄 Wei Yipiao


International College of Chinese Studies, Shanghai Normal University, China

Abstract: The evolution from hand movements to verbal verbs is considered to have crosslanguage commonality. This paper analyzed the transformation of the hand verb "Che" into a verbal verb under the action of the metaphorical mechanism, and holds that in modern Chinese, the phenomenon of "Che" has been de-categorized, and its semantics have been further simplified to represent the speaker's subjective evaluation meaning, which is subjective.

Keywords: Che semantic evolution subjectification de-categorization

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