HAKKA VERBS OF REMOVAL: INTEGRATION OF VERBAL MEANINGS AND [VX] CONSTRUCTION
Pei-yun Liao and Huei-ling Lai
This paper aims to explore verbs of removal in Hakka with respect to the relationship between form and meaning and has the following claims: first, we have analyzed verbs of removal in Hakka through the modified two-level meaning model. The modified model comprises several elements: the L-meaning level, the P-meaning level, frame, and thematic core tiers. Furthermore, the semantic roles display a core-peripheral continuum pattern in the conceptual structure of the verbs, manifested by [V X] constructions.
Key words: Hakka verbs of removal, constructions, L-meaning, P-meaning