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The Positions of Adjectives in English

Author: Peter Hugoe Matthews

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199681597

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

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This book explores the uses of adjectives in different constructions, and of the problems that arise in their analysis, both in terms of syntactic theory and philosophy of grammar. Professor Matthews also examines a variety of other issues relating to individual adjective positions, including the basic structure of noun phrases and the justification for binary constituents; the status of the copular and its uses in the progressive; the indeterminacy of what were once described as raised constructions; and the function of postmodifying adjectives and adjective phrases in relation to others. The book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in theoretical and descriptive linguistics, especially those focusing on the history of the English language and lexicology.

Adjectives and Adverbs

Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse

Author: Louise McNally,Christopher Kennedy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 354

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In this volume leading researchers present new work on the semantics and pragmatics of adjectives and adverbs, and their interfaces with syntax. Its concerns include the semantics of gradability; the relationship between adjectival scales and verbal aspect; the relationship between meaning and the positions of adjectives and adverbs in nominal and verbal projections; and the fine-grained semantics of different subclasses of adverbs and adverbs. Its goals are to provide a comprehensive vision of the linguistically significant structural and interpretive properties of adjectives and adverbs, to highlight the similarities between these two categories, and to signal the importance of a careful and detailed integration of lexical and compositional semantics. The editors open the book with an overview of current research before introducing and contextualizing the remaining chapters. The work is aimed at scholars and advanced students of syntax, semantics, formal pragmatics, and discourse. It will also appeal to researchers in philosophy, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition interested in the syntax and semantics of adjectives and adverbs.

A Grammar of Afrikaans

Author: Bruce C. Donaldson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110863154

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 514

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The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There are no restrictions as to language family or area, and although special attention is paid to hitherto undescribed languages, new and valuable treatments of better known languages are also included. No theoretical model is imposed on the authors; the only criterion is a high standard of scientific quality.

Postmodifying Attributive Adjectives in English

An Integrated Corpus-based Approach

Author: Lars M. Blöhdorn

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631583876

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 201

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This study investigates three different postmodifying adjective constructions in the English language. While English adjectives generally precede the entities they modify, they may also occur in postmodifying position. This study assumes that the different postmodifying constructions are a positional variation of attributive premodification. The support for this claim is derived from a detailed analysis of the general syntax and semantics of adjectives as well as a cross-check of previous theories with a wide range of actual language examples taken from computerized corpora. An approach from the Prague School 'Functional Sentence Perspective' enables this study to accomplish an integrated view of adjectival postmodification.

Relational Adjectives in Romance and English

Mismatches at Interfaces

Author: Mihaela Moreno

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108418562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Discusses a special case of syntax-morphology mismatch that puzzles current traditional morphological theories - the case of relational adjectives across languages.

Generative Theory and Corpus Studies

A Dialogue from 10 ICEHL

Author: Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero,David Denison,Richard M. Hogg,C. B. McCully

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110814692

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 578

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The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

The meaning of syntax

a study in the adjectives of English

Author: D. Connor Ferris

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

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The Transmission of Anglo-Norman

Language history and language acquisition

Author: Richard P. Ingham

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027273340

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

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This investigation contributes to issues in the study of second language transmission by considering the well-documented historical case of Anglo-Norman. Within a few generations of the establishment of this variety, its phonology diverged sharply from that of continental French, yet core syntactic distinctions continued to be reliably transmitted. The dissociation of phonology from syntax transmission is related to the age of exposure to the language in the experience of ordinary users of the language. The input provided to children acquiring language in a naturalistic communicative setting, even though one of a school institution, enabled them to acquire target-like syntactic properties of the inherited variety. In addition, it allowed change to take place along the lines of transmission by incrementation. A linguistic environment combining the ‘here-and-now’ aspects of ordinary first language acquisition with the growing cognitive complexity of an educational meta-language appears to have been adequate for this variety to be transmitted as a viable entity that encoded the public life of England for centuries.

Writing in English

Author: Elizabeth Weal

Publisher: Tenaya Press

ISBN: 9780979612824

Category: English language

Page: 190

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This book was written for ESL students whose written work looks like this: "It was a busy day at the store. She was a talk on the phone. She not want buy candy for child. He wasnt early his date, he buy eggs but his child she play." In this book, students progress slowly and methodically, with ample writing practice each step of the way. The book starts with the basics the difference between a word, sentence, and paragraph; the difference between a paragraph and a list; how to distinguish complete from incomplete sentences and moves forward from there. Students shed bad usage and punctuation habits early as they learn to edit their work and progress from writing simple paragraphs to writing paragraphs with more varied and complex sentences. This book s methodology is simple; each chapter includes short lessons in grammar, sentence structure, and mechanics that students work through in preparation for an end-of chapter writing assignment that, in most cases, is based on a personal experience.

English Adjectives of Comparison

Lexical and Grammaticalized Uses

Author: Tine Breban

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110205807

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 395

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Topics in English Linguistics Bernd Kortmann, University of Freiburg Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Stanford University The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics. English Adjectives Of Comparison Tine Breban, K.U. Leuven The book is concerned with a largely unrecognized grammaticalization process: deictification, or the development from quality-attributing to deictically used adjectives in the English noun phrase. On the basis of the synchronic and diachronic corpus-study of six English adjectives of comparison, deictification is shown to involve unstudied variants of subjectification and decategorialization.

Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Linguistic Approaches to Food and Wine Description (Actas Del Primer Congreso Internacional Sobre Aproximaciones Lingüísticas a la Descripción de la Comida Y Del Vino, Que Tuvo Lugar en Madrid en Mayo de 2009)

Author: Margarita GODED RAMBAUD,Alfredo POVES LUELMO

Publisher: Editorial UNED

ISBN: 8436267680

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 264

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Incluye una selección de las ponencias en el Primer Congreso Internacional sobre Aproximaciones Lingüísticas a la Descripción de la Comida y del Vino, que tuvo lugar en Madrid en mayo de 2009.

The Syntax of Prenominal and Postnominal Adjectives in Old English

Author: Agnieszka Pysz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 331

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This book is the first monograph which provides a comprehensive discussion of the syntactic behaviour of Old English (OE) adnominal adjectives. Drawing on the empirical data retrieved from the York-Toronto-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Prose (Taylor, Warner, Pintzuk & Beths 2003), the author proposes an analysis of OE adjectives by means of a theoretical apparatus couched in the framework of Chomsky's generative grammar. The analysis incorporates the following properties of OE adjectives: · their inflectional patterning, i.e. whether adjectives take "weak" and "strong" inflectional endings · the so-called adjective stacking, i.e. whether adjectives can occur in uninterrupted strings · the surface placement with respect to their complements · the surface placement with respect to the nominal head The author observes that the differences between prenominal and postnominal adjectives go far beyond the superficial difference in their surface placement. She argues therefore that the two types of adjectives require two different theoretical treatments. The volume consists of five chapters. It is supplemented by four appendices and an extensive bibliography.

Introduction to the Grammar of English

Author: Rodney Huddleston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521297042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 483

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This textbook provides a thorough and precise account of all the major areas of English grammar. For practical reasons the author concentrates on Standard English and only selected aspects of its regional variation. The book is written for students who may have no previous knowledge of linguistics and little familiarity with 'traditional' grammar. All grammatical terms, whether traditional or more recent, are therefore carefully explained, and in the first three chapters the students is introduced to the theoretical concepts and methodological principles needed to follow the later descriptive chapters. Nevertheless, the book is more than a straightforward 'grammar of English'. Rodney Huddleston does not espouse any formalised contemporary model of syntax and morphology, but he adopts the framework of modern 'structural' linguistics, in a very broad understanding of that term. The grammatical categories postulated derive from a study of the combinational and contrastive relationships the words and other forms enter into, and Dr Huddleston pays particular attention to the problem of choosing between alternative analyses and justifying the analysis he proposes. In this sense his book is addressed to the student of linguistics, who will find Introduction to the Grammar of English a much needed foundation for more advanced work in theoretical linguistics.

Coordinating Information and Communications Technology Across the Primary School

A Study in the Adjectives of English

Author: Connor Ferris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317894146

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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This book adopts a new approach to a major area of syntax - the way in which adjectives are bound together with other words in phrases or sentences.

A New French and English Pronouncing Dictionary on the Basis of Nugent's, with Many New Words in General Use

In Two Parts [Pt. I.]. Exhibiting the Pronounciation of the French in Pure English Sounds, [etc.]. To which are Prefixed Principles of French Pronunciation and an Abridged Grammar

Author: F. C. Meadows

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Morphology in English

Word Formation in Cognitive Grammar

Author: Zeki Hamawand

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441150854

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 2192

This book covers derivational and compound word formation in English morphology in depth, using a cognitive linguistics semantic framework.

The Language of Literature

Linguistic Approaches to Classical Texts

Author: Rutger Jakob Allan,Michel Buijs

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004156542

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

View: 6822

A collection of papers revealing the boundary between linguistic and literary approaches to classical texts.

A Student Grammar of French

Author: Malcolm Offord

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113945529X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 428

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A Student Grammar of French is a concise introduction to French grammar, designed specifically for English-speaking undergraduates. Keeping technical detail to a minimum, it explains the fundamentals of the grammar in accessible and simple terms, and helps students to put their learning into practice through a range of fun and engaging exercises. All the essential topics are covered, with chapters on verbs, nouns, adjectives, pronouns, determiners, prepositions, adverbs, negation, numerals, sentences, and clauses. Every grammatical point is illustrated with a range of authentic examples drawn from magazines and newspapers, covering many areas of contemporary life such as fashion, health issues, relationships and sport. It is clearly organized into a user-friendly, numbered indexing system, allowing the learner to quickly and easily locate any grammatical topic. Functioning both as an indispensable reference guide and a comprehensive workbook, this grammar will become the perfect accompaniment to any first or second year undergraduate course.

The History of Final Vowels in English

The Sound of Muting

Author: Donka Minkova

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311088951X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

View: 6174

The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

A Comprehensive Russian Grammar

Author: Terence Wade

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405136391

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 640

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The third edition of Terence Wade’s A Comprehensive Russian Grammar, newly updated and revised, offers the definitive guide to current Russian usage. Provides the most complete, accurate and authoritative English language reference grammar of Russian available on the market Includes up-to-date material from a wide range of literary and non-literary sources, including Russian government websites Features a comprehensive approach to grammar exposition Retains the accessible yet comprehensive coverage of the previous edition while adding updated examples and illustrations, as well as insights into several new developments in Russian language usage since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991

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