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SVC in Mandarin Chinese (Li 1986, Yeh & Lee 1992, Zheng 1994)

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Serial Verb Construction, multiple predicates

Linding Li  
Type book
Author(s) Linding Li
Publication title Xiandai Hanyu Juxing (Sentence patterns in modern Mandarin)
Publisher Shang Wu Yinshu Guan
Annotator Miaomiao Zhang
Corpus Link SVC in Mandarin Chinese 2

Original Interlinear Glossed Text

Linding Li 1 sentence


Tā dă diànhuà jiào chē
3SG beat phone call car

Ching-Long Yeh & Hsi-Jian Lee  
Type conference article
Author(s) Ching-Long Yeh & Hsi-Jian Lee
Publication title A lexical-driven analysis of Chinese serial verb constructions
Publisher Rocling V Computational Linguistics Conference V. O92-1006
Annotator Miaomiao Zhang
Corpus Link SVC in Mandarin Chinese 2

Ching-Long Yeh & Hsi-Jian Lee 7 sentences


He has a book which is very interesting.


He wen t to school to play basketball.


I begged him/her to represent me.


He has a book which I like very much.


He said he want to go to Taipei.


It is very dangerous that five people ride on a motorcycle.


He went to school to find classmates to play basketball.

Linjun Zheng  
Type Master thesis
Author(s) Lijun Zheng
Publication title An Elementary Generative Syntax of Verbal Constructions in Chinese
Publisher University of Trondheim (now NTNU)
Annotator Miaomiao Zhang
Corpus Link SVC in Mandarin Chinese 2
Framework generative syntax, LFG, X-bar

Lijun Zheng 2 sentences


Laoshi ling -lai -le yi ge xin tongxue
teacher lead-come-Asp one CL new student
(The teacher brought along a new student.)


Ta he -zui -le jiu.
(He drank so much that he was drunk.)