IJLLL 2022 Vol.8(3): 170-173 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2022.8.3.342

Discussion on the Construction of New Media Language “XX Ben X”

Saichen Niu
Abstract—The new construction of new media language “XX běn X” has a fixed structure, consisting of the constant term “běn” and two variables “XX” and “X”. Its initial construction “kěài běn ài “ comes from “kě’ài běnrén”, indicating that this construction directly comes from the expansion of “referring to person nouns/personal pronouns + běnrén”. The expansion of “běn NP” affects its construction changes. The Chinese characters/syllables of the variable “X” are selected from the components of the variable “XX”. The selection mechanism is determined by semantic and prosodic factors, with semantic factors taking precedence. The variable “XX” can be general nouns, proper nouns and adjectives, mostly new media language words referring to a certain type of people, with high productivity. “XX běn X” means that the reference object is the typical “XX”, which is often used to evaluate in an exaggerated manner, and has strong resonance in the new media language community.

Index Terms—“XX běn X”, construction, change of construction, “běn NP”.

Saichen Niu is with Fudan University, China (e-mail: 19300110007@fudan.edu.cn).

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Cite:Saichen Niu, "Discussion on the Construction of New Media Language “XX Ben X”," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 170-173, 2022.

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