Autonomy/Dependence Alignment: a Cognitive Analysis of Subject-Predicate Compound Adjectives in Mongolian
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Mei QING, Xi QUAN
Subject-predicate compound adjective in Mongolian language is an important form of word formation, which has certain productivity. Previous studies on subject-predicate compound adjectives in Mongolian have mostly described the connection between two entity concepts in a formalized way, so it is difficult to explain its cognitive motivation in detail. Therefore, this paper probes into cognitive motivation of Mongolian subject-predicate compound adjectives based on autonomy/dependence alignment, and considers its cognitive motivation as autonomy/dependence alignment.
Mongolian; Subject-predicate compound adjectives; Autonomy/dependence alignment; Cognitive motivation