The Positions of Adjectives in English

Author: Peter Hugoe Matthews
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199681597
Format: PDF
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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

Author: Lars M. Blöhdorn
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631583876
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

What Is an Adjective

Author: Jennifer Fandel
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 1620658372
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Full-color photographs and simple text provide a brief introduction to adjectives as parts of speech"--

Adjectives and Adverbs

Author: Louise McNally
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199211612
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

Author: Jane Straus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118790324
Format: PDF
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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.

A Grammar of Afrikaans

Author: Bruce C. Donaldson
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110863154
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Prepositions Conjunctions and Interjections

Author: S. Harold Collins
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780931993435
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Topics included: Object of Prepositions; Prepositional Phrases (as adjectives/as adverbs); Faulty Reference; and Coordinating, Correlative, and Subordinate Conjunctions.