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.
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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: 9216

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.
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The Syntax of Adjectives

A Comparative Study

Author: Guglielmo Cinque

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262014165

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes

Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118790324

Category: Education

Page: 224

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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.
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Adverb Placement

A Case Study in Antisymmetric Syntax

Author: Artemis Alexiadou

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902722739X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 1098

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.
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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

View: 8754

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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: 9022

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.
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English Adjectives of Comparison

Lexical and Grammaticalized Uses

Author: Tine Breban

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110205807

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 395

View: 9951

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.
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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.
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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.
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Prepositions, Conjunctions and Interjections

Author: S. Harold Collins,Kathy Kifer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780931993435

Category: Education

Page: 40

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Topics included: Object of Prepositions; Prepositional Phrases (as adjectives/as adverbs); Faulty Reference; and Coordinating, Correlative, and Subordinate Conjunctions.
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A Comprehensive Russian Grammar

Author: Terence Wade

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444351494

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 632

View: 6513

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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The Elements of Eloquence

Author: Mark Forsyth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785781728

Category:

Page: 208

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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMESNUMBER ONE BESTSELLERTHE ETYMOLOGICON Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such lines as ‘To be or not to be’ and ‘Bond. James Bond.’ In his inimitably entertaining and witty style, he takes apart famous quotations and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde or John Lennon. Crammed with tricks to make the most humdrum sentiments seem poetic or wise, The Elements of Eloquencereveals how writers through the ages have turned humble words into literary gold – and how you can do the same. ‘An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric … Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.’ David Marsh, Guardian
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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.
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Writing in English

Author: Elizabeth Weal

Publisher: Tenaya Press

ISBN: 9780979612824

Category: English language

Page: 190

View: 4168

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.
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Adjectives in Germanic and Romance

Author: Petra Sleeman,Freek Van de Velde,Harry Perridon

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027270686

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 3141

Although the Germanic and Romance languages are two branches of the same language family and although both have developed the adjective as a separate syntactic and morphological category, the syntax, morphology, and interpretation of adjectives is by no means the same in these two language groups, and there is even variation within each of the language groups. One of the main aims of this volume is to map the differences and similarities in syntactic behavior, morphology, and meaning of the Germanic and Romance adjective and to find an answer to the following question: Are the (dis)similarities the result of autonomous developments in each of the two branches of the Indo-European language family, or are they caused by language contact?
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French Grammar For Dummies

Author: Veronique Mazet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118502485

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 769

The easy way to master French grammar French Grammar For Dummies is a logical extension and complement to the successful language learning book, French For Dummies. In plain English, it teaches you the grammatical rules of the French language, including parts of speech, sentence construction, pronouns, adjectives, punctuation, stress and verb tenses, and moods. Throughout the book, you get plenty of practice opportunities to help you on your goal of mastering basic French grammar and usage. Grasp the grammatical rules of French including parts of speech, sentence construction, and verb tenses Enhance your descriptive speech with adverbs, adjectives, and prepositions Benefit from plenty of practice opportunities throughout the book Use the French language confidently and correctly Whether you're a student studying French or a professional looking to get ahead of the pack by learning a second language, French Grammar For Dummies is your hands-on guide to quickly and painlessly master the written aspect of this popular language.
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What Is a Noun?

Author: Sheri Doyle

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1620658291

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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"Full-color photographs and simple text provide a brief introduction to nouns as parts of speech"--
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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: 5735

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.
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