Analysis 80 (2):262-272 (2020)

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Michelle Liu
University of Hertfordshire
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The surface grammar of reports such as ‘I have a pain in my leg’ suggests that pains are objects which are spatially located in parts of the body. We show that the parallel construction is not available in Mandarin. Further, four philosophically important grammatical features of such reports cannot be reproduced. This suggests that arguments and puzzles surrounding such reports may be tracking artefacts of English, rather than philosophically significant features of the world.
Keywords pain, Mandarin, pain report, cross-linguistic analysis, location of pain
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DOI 10.1093/analys/anz032
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