The Positions of Adjectives in English

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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

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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

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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

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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 Syntax of Prenominal and Postnominal Adjectives in Old English

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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.

The Transmission of Anglo-Norman

Language history and language acquisition

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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

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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.

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)

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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.

A Comprehensive Russian Grammar

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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

Morphology in English

Word Formation in Cognitive Grammar

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Author: Zeki Hamawand

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441150854

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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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

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Author: Rutger Jakob Allan,Michel Buijs

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004156542

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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

A Student Grammar of French

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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.

A Grammar of Fongbe

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Author: Claire Lefebvre,Anne-Marie Brousseau

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110880180

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 603

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This book is a reference grammar of Fongbe, a language which is part of the Gbe dialect cluster. It is spoken mainly in the former kingdom of Dahomey, which today comprises the southern areas of Benin and Togo. This book has three objectives: First, its main purpose is to provide a thorough description of the grammar of Fongbe. Second, this book provides language-specific syntactic tests which were developed in the course of this research. Finally, we provide the reader with the most exhaustive list possible of references on Fongbe, and on the Gbe languages in general. This book thus attempts to represent a "state of the art" of the language itself, and of the analyses proposed to account for its particular constructions. This book is of particular interest to Africanists, scholars interested in comparative linguistics or in the reconstruction of language families, and creolists who work on the languages spoken in the Caribbean area.

CliffsNotes Spanish I Quick Review, 2nd Edition

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Author: Ken Stewart,Jill Rodriguez

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544184017

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 290

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Spelling and Pronunciation Nouns and Articles Replacing Nouns with Pronouns Infinitive and Regular Verb Use Basic Sentence Structure Irregular Verbs in the Present Tense Asking and Answering Questions Adjectives Adverbs and Comparisons Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns The Present Tense The Imperfect Tense Narration in the Past Prepositions Reflexive, Prepositional, and Demonstrative Pronouns Commands Negatives Review Questions Resource Center Glossary Thematic Vocabulary Verb Charts Idiomatic Expressions Why CliffsNotes? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need-fast! CliffsNotes Quick Review guides give you a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of the basics. Introducing each topic, defining key terms, and carefully walking you through sample problems, this guide helps you grasp and understand the important concepts needed to succeed. The essentials FAST from the experts at CliffsNotes Master the Basics – Fast Complete coverage of core concepts Easy topic-by-topic organization Access hundreds of practice problems at CliffsNotes.com

Strukturen der Syntax

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Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110813629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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English Adjectives of Comparison

Lexical and Grammaticalized Uses

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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.

An Introduction to Language

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Author: Kirk Hazen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118559959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

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An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide tothe nature of language, focusing on how language works – itssounds, words, structures, and phrases – all investigatedthrough wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary popculture. Explores the idea of a scientific approach to language,inviting students to consider what qualities of language compriseeveryday skills for us, be they sounds, words, phrases, orconversation Helps shape our understanding of what language is, howit works, and why it is both elegantly complex and essentialto who we are Includes exercises within each chapter to help readers explorekey concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of allhuman language Examines linguistic variation and change to illustrate socialnuances and language-in-use, drawing primarily on examples fromEnglish Avoids linguistic jargon, focusing instead on a broader andmore general approach to the study of language, and making it idealfor those coming to the subject for the first time Supported by additional web resources – available uponpublication at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage"www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage/a– including student study aids and testbank and notes forinstructors