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THE CHINESE NOTIONAL PASSIVE CONSTRUCTION

@inproceedings{Zhang2018THECN,
  title={THE CHINESE NOTIONAL PASSIVE CONSTRUCTION},
  author={Liulin Zhang},
  year={2018}
}
The notional passive construction (NPC, henceforth) is claimed to be the most common form of passive and the earliest mode of passive expression in Chinese. However, under the view of cognitive construction grammar, NPC remains a mystery with its form not clearly defined and its function not particularly discussed. Taking a character-based historical approach, this paper studies the form designated by NPC, that is the ‘theme + verbal phrase’ structure on corpus data. Results show that the… 

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