ABB constructions in Chinese: collocate and ideophone

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ABB, a salient prototype of collocate–ideophone constructions in Mandarin Chinese

ABB words in Chinese, e.g., hēi-qīqī ‘pitch black’, have been studied for a long time. Most traditional studies analyze these words through derivational rules involving empty suffixes. However, this is problematic, as they are better seen as …