Neg-Raising in Mandarin Chinese
Li Shuangjian;Chen Zhenyu;Fan Yiyun;School of Chinese Studies and Exchange,Shanghai International Studies University;Department of Chinese Language and Literature,Fudan University;
The nature of neg-raising in Mandarin Chinese is pragmatic,and it is used for subjective controvert,not for the need of euphemism. This paper analyses the data from the national "Survey of the Neg-raising in Mandarin Chinese"concerning the acceptability,the identification degree and the active use of the neg-raising in Mandarin Chinese. In the three surveyed areas,Beijing,Shanghai,Guangzhou and Hong Kong are significantly higher than other places. It holds that the features are due to the influence from English.