Article published in:Word Classes: Nature, typology and representations
Edited by Raffaele Simone and Francesca Masini
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 332] 2014
► pp. 119–138
Qualifying modifier encoding and adjectival typology
Parts of speech are not primitive notions, they derive from the constructions defining them. Constructions, in turn, can be classified according to a mainly semantic or semantic-syntactic approach. In this paper I follow the latter view: the “adjective” is defined as the most typical construction coding the quality modifier of the noun and a cross-linguistic typology of quality modifier constructions is presented.
Published online: 24 September 2014
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