FIGURE AND GROUND IN PASSIVE SENTENCES
Keywords:Figure and Ground, Cognitive Semantics, Passive sentences.
AbstractThis 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.
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