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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2019, 2(9); doi: 10.25236/FER.2019.020918.

A CMB Framework to Semantic Features of Opposite-Localizer-Superposition-Idioms


LI Linlin1, Jing Jia2

Corresponding Author:
LI Linlin

1 The College of Literature and Journalism of Sichuan University, 610065, China
2 Sichuan International Studies University, 400000, China


OLSI (opposite-localizer-superposition-idioms), consists of one pair of antonymous localizers and other two components in one idiom, possesses distinctive word formation characteristics and semantic structure types. This paper attempts to explain the OLSI of Chinese idioms'reduplicated words through CMB theory.


CMB; Semantic Features; Opposite-Localizer-Superposition-Idioms

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LI Linlin, Jing Jia. A CMB Framework to Semantic Features of Opposite-Localizer-Superposition-Idioms. Frontiers in Educational Research (2019) Vol. 2 Issue 9: 126-136. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2019.020918.


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