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.

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

View: 1189

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.

A Grammar of Afrikaans

Author: Bruce C. Donaldson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110863154

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 514

View: 534

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.

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.

The meaning of syntax

a study in the adjectives of English

Author: D. Connor Ferris

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

View: 698


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

View: 2770

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.

Adjectives and Adverbs

Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse

Author: Louise McNally,Christopher Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199211612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 354

View: 8794

This book brings together research on the semantics and pragmatics of adjectives and adverbs. It integrates lexical and compositional semantics and provides a full account of the structural and interpretive properties of adjectives and adverbs. It will interest students in linguistics and philosophy at graduate level and above.

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

View: 6810

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

View: 2383

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.

A Comprehensive Russian Grammar

Author: Terence Wade

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444351494

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 632

View: 4076

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

The Syntax of Prenominal and Postnominal Adjectives in Old English

Author: Agnieszka Pysz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 331

View: 1291

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.

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

View: 5020

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.

Adverb Placement

A Case Study in Antisymmetric Syntax

Author: Artemis Alexiadou

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902722739X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 1072

This monograph investigates a number of central issues in the Syntax of Adverbs with special reference to Greek in the light of Kayne's (1994) Antisymmetry Hypothesis. It examines the conditions on the placement of the various adverb types, their licensing requirements, and their relation to adjectives. The author advances an analysis according to which adverbs are licensed as Specifiers of functional projections in the clausal domain. As such, they enter a matching relation with the relevant features of the respective functional head. Adverbs are either directly merged at the relevant functional projection (for instance Aspectual and Speaker Oriented adverbs) or alternatively they are moved to this position from the complement domain of the verb (for instance manner adverbs). Furthermore, the volume examines the phenomenon of Adverb Incorporation. It is proposed that Incorporation is obligatory for those VP internal Adverbs which are 'structuraly non-complex' in Chomsky's 1995 terms. Finally, the similarities and differences between adverbs and adjectives, clausal and nominal structure are investigated and a number of asymmetries between the two are highlighted.

Morphology in English

Word Formation in Cognitive Grammar

Author: Zeki Hamawand

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441150854

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 9550

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: 8311

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

View: 3958

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 Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics

Author: José Ignacio Hualde,Antxon Olarrea,Erin O'Rourke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118228049

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 904

View: 3121

Reflecting the growth and increasing global importance of the Spanish language, The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics brings together a team of renowned Spanish linguistics scholars to explore both applied and theoretical work in this field. Features 41 newly-written essays contributed by leading language scholars that shed new light on the growth and significance of the Spanish language Combines current applied and theoretical research results in the field of Spanish linguistics Explores all facets relating to the origins, evolution, and geographical variations of the Spanish language Examines topics including second language learning, Spanish in the classroom, immigration, heritage languages, and bilingualism

The Syntax of Adjectives

A Comparative Study

Author: Guglielmo Cinque

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262014165

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

View: 4977

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