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《Linguistic Sciences》 2017-06
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Mirativity:A New Category in Typological Study

Wan Guangrong;School of Foreign Languages South-central University for Nationalities;  
Mirativity is an uprising cross-linguistic category recently researched across world languages with fruitful achievements from western scholars. The core meaning of mirativity is surprise and unprepared mind of the speaker,and the range of mirative meanings may be expressed through different ways,mainly complex verbal constructions,verbal affixes,particles,pronouns,and evidentials. This article offers a preliminary description of mirativity in Mandarin Chinese,and finds that mirativity is encoded with unique lexicons and/or mirative constructions.
【Fund】: 国家社科基金一般项目(17BYY150)的阶段性成果
【CateGory Index】: H04
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