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An Analysis to the Structure and Semantic Function of “Shang(up)/Xia(down) + Quantity (+X)” That Indicates Quantity of Range

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Structure “Shang(up)/Xia(down) + quantity (+X)” is not a simple combination of locality and quantity, instead, it is formed to mark a subcategory of the category indicating quantity of range. In the structure, “Shang(up)/Xia(down)” is of fixed direction, quantity is often seen to be expressed by singular numeral “yi”, the majority of measure words are ordinal ones, and X is mainly nominal and could often be omitted. “Shang(up)/Xia(down) + quantity (+X)” is constructed in a unique way: the directionality and demarcation of “Shang(up)/Xia(down)” would clearly highlight quantitative words’ significance of referring to a complex, while the bounding function of quantitative words would, in the other hand, demarcate the boundaries of orientated “Shang(up)/Xia(down)”.

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Liang, S. and Liu, H. (2019) An Analysis to the Structure and Semantic Function of “Shang(up)/Xia(down) + Quantity (+X)” That Indicates Quantity of Range. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 7, 75-85. doi: 10.4236/jss.2019.79007.

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