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Complementing Brown & Miller's contemporary Concise Encyclopedia of Syntactic Theories (1996), to which this can be a significant other quantity, this encyclopedia is a suite of articles drawn from the hugely profitable Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. It provides a set of seventy nine articles, all of that have been revised and up-to-date. It additionally offers a few newly commissioned articles, certainly one of which has been considerably up-to-date and prolonged. the quantity is alphabetically organised and contains an advent and a word list. The Concise Encyclopedia of Grammatical Categories will offer a uniquely complete and authoritative evaluate of the development blocks of syntax: observe periods, sentence/clause varieties, sensible different types of the noun and verb, anaphora and pronominalisation, transitivity, topicalisation and paintings order.

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In: Nordamerikanische Indianersprachen: Bin typologischer Versuch. nr 38 Berlin B 1968 Tzeltal Numeral Classifiers. Mouton, The Hague wood worker okay 1987 How kids discover ways to classify nouns in Thai. (Doctoral dissertation, Stanford collage) Craig C G (ed. ) 1986 Noun sessions and Categorization, TLS 7. Benjamins, Amsterdam Dixon R M W 1982 the place Have all of the Adjectives long gone? Mouton, The Hague Serzisko F 1981 Gender, noun classification, and numeral category: A scale of classificatory ideas. In: Diren R, Radden G (eds. ) matters within the conception of common Grammar seventy five Comparative structures Comparative buildings I. Crookston English has a different building, the extra ... than development, used for (putting it crudely) evaluating issues. this is often a part of a cluster of structures in English with similar meanings and with a few of the comparable syntactic houses. the 1st part of this text is dedicated to an exam of this zone of English syntax. different languages have, or are often perceived as having, identical structures. the second one component of the object summarizes the most conclusions to be drawn from wide crosslinguistic surveys of those structures, and contains a few comments on even if the structures really are identical. The English extra ... than development has enormous similarities to the English relative clause, and those similarities aroused loads of theoretical curiosity within the Seventies. part three under makes an attempt to summarize the details of the theoretical controversy that ensued, and its results on linguistic conception within the Nineteen Nineties. 1. Comparative structures in English The English comparatives increase many significant and minor descriptive matters, and any concise presentation is certain to depart free ends. As a manner of tackling the topic, the query of what may still and shouldn't be incorporated less than the time period is tested. The accepted extra ... than building has a undeniable set of features, and which of those are severe to calling anything a comparative is an issue for the broader development of description and eventually for thought. between those features are the subsequent: (a) It comprises a unique observe extra and a clause starting with a different observe than. The which means of the notice 'special' right here should be made special, although in basic terms tips are given the following: than is detailed since it is one in all a small set of phrases (including that and even if) that introduce subordinate clauses; and one probability for disagreeing that extra is unique is that it truly is one of many few phrases which may premodify either adjectives and nouns (see (c)). (See additionally the dialogue of other ... than under. ) (b) The clause is strangely liable to ellipsis. To exemplify in short, it may well consist completely of a right away item or of an adverbial modifier: (i) we now have extra difficulties [than solutions], (ii) now we have extra difficulties [than before]. (c) it could actually regulate either adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs: (i) John is healthier than he was once. seventy six (ii) extra loudly than ahead of the tractor was once relocating around the grass, (iii) extra difficulties than recommendations got here our method.

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