Adjective Classes

Adjective Classes

thus be prototypical adjective classes in terms of their syntactic functions . Edo might be a candidate for set ( 3 ) , since a relative marker is required with adjectives as well as with verbs . However , as pointed out in $ 6.3 ...

Author: R. M. W. Dixon

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191533792

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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This book shows that every language has an adjective class and examines how these vary in size and character. The opening chapter considers current generalizations about the nature and classification of adjectives and sets out the cross-linguistic parameters of their variation. Thirteen chapters then explore adjective classes in languages from North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Studies of well-known languages such as Russian, Japanese, Korean and Lao are juxtaposed with the languages of small hunter-gatherer and slash-and-burn agriculturalist groups. All are based on fine-grained field research. The nature and typology of adjective classes are then reconsidered in the conclusion. This pioneering work shows, among other things, that the grammatical properties of the adjective class may be similar to nouns or verbs or both or neither; that some languages have two kinds of adjectives, one hard to distinguish from nouns and the other from verbs; that the adjective class can sometimes be large and open, and in other cases small and closed. The book will interest scholars and advanced students of language typology and of the syntax and semantics of adjectives. Each book in this series focuses on an aspect of language that is of current theoretical interest and for which there has not previously or recently been any full-scale cross-linguistic study. The series is for typologists, fieldworkers, and theory developers at graduate level and above. The books will be suited for use as the basis for advanced seminars and courses. The subjects of next three volumes will be serial verb constructions, complementation, and grammars in contact.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Outlines of English Grammar for the Use of Junior Classes

Outlines of English Grammar for the Use of Junior Classes

His ' is a Possessive Pronominal Adjective or Possessive Adjective Pronoun . ... bearing in mind that several adjectives belong ( with a slight difference of meaning ) sometimes to one class , sometimes to another . ( See $ 73 , 6. ) ...

Author: Charles Peter Mason

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU58508767

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Page: 180

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General Technical Report NC

General Technical Report NC

Many agencies combine two variables to determine their adjective or manning classes . For example , fire managers often combine the IC ( a measure of ... Adjective Class Calendar Adjective Class Matrix The adjective class matrix ( fig .

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ISBN: WISC:89043813393

Category: Forests and forestry

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Categories: Forests and forestry

An Initiatory English Grammar for Junior Classes

An Initiatory English Grammar for Junior Classes

THE ADJECTIVE . LESSON XI . In the following Exercise , point out the Adjectives which name the quality of the object or tell the number of objects :EXAMPLES . —James has a sharp knife . The Adjective sharp tells the quality of the ...

Author: Thomas Morrison (LL.D.)

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ISBN: OXFORD:590699764

Category: English language

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Categories: English language

A Complete Scientific Grammar of the English Language

A Complete Scientific Grammar of the English Language

Note .... 6. Plural Adjectives ... . 65 METAPHYSICAL SUB - CLASSES OF EXERCISES . NOUNS . CLASS III . -PRONOUNS . 1. ... CLASS II . - ADJECTIVES , 3. An Interrogative Pronoun . An Adjective ... 62 LIST . SUB - CLASSES . 4.

Author: William Colegrove

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN1T3Z

Category: English language

Page: 386

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Categories: English language

Adjectives and Comparison in English

Adjectives and Comparison in English

to words that are generally considered to belong to other classes. The last sentence in this quotation refers to the fact that in English, and in many other languages, adjectives share certain properties with adverbs and certain other ...

Author: Jan Rusiecki

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015013123552

Category: English language

Page: 206

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Categories: English language

A companion to the Higher English grammar

A companion to the Higher English grammar

A Common Noun may be restricted to a narrower class by providing a distinct noun instead of using an adjective . In the great class expressed by the common noun ' building ' , we have smaller classes designated by special nameschurch ' ...

Author: Alexander Bain

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ISBN: OXFORD:600085082

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An English Grammar

An English Grammar

LESSON XXXII . ADJECTIVES AND THEIR CLASSES . 194. THE ADJECTIVE . - The fourth part of speech is the Adjective . " Those four noisy English boys are here . " The words those , four , noisy , and English , are here all joined to the ...

Author: George Payn Quackenbos

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN1EUP

Category: English language

Page: 300

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Categories: English language

English Grammar for Common Schools

English Grammar for Common Schools

CLASSES OF ADJECTIVES . ( Review Lesson XXIII . , page 38. ) ( 1 ) In the following examples , which words in Italics are used as adjectives to express some quality ? ( 2 ) Which are used as adjectives but do not express quality ?

Author: Robert Comfort Metcalf

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044097064059

Category: English language

Page: 302

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Categories: English language

The Complete French Class book

The Complete French Class book

Adjectives may be divided into two classes : -those which denote a variable , and those which denote an invariable quality or restriction . Thus , grand , utile , and petit , denote variable qualities ; but ouken , annual , and triple ...

Author: Louis Pujol

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ISBN: HARVARD:HW22YM

Category: French language

Page: 572

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Categories: French language