A Comparative Study of Semantic Component and Lexicalization Pattern of English and Chinese Verb Category “Drink”

Abstract

Verb category “drink” is frequently used in people’s daily life. In this essay, the author analyses the semantic component and lexicalization pattern of English and Chinese verb category “drink”, in which the author finds there are semantic universals and particulars. It is found that the lexicalization pattern of this verb category in English and Chinese should be “motion + manner (cause) + X”.