FIGURE AND GROUND IN PASSIVE SENTENCES

Nguyễn Tất Thắng

Abstract


This paper examines English passive structures from the perspective of the notion Figure and Ground, a dominant notion in Cognitive Semantics. Based on the relationship of Figure and Ground, the paper explores passive structures, and provides explanations of the possibility and impossibility of creating a passive sentence.

Keywords


Figure and Ground; Cognitive Semantics; Passive sentences.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.37569/DalatUniversity.3.3&4.268(2013)

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