Adverbs: Functional and diachronic aspects by Karin Pittner, Daniela Elsner, Fabian Barteld PDF

By Karin Pittner, Daniela Elsner, Fabian Barteld

ISBN-10: 9027259356

ISBN-13: 9789027259356

Adverbs as a observe classification are notoriously tough to outline. the quantity offers with the delimitation of this type, its inner constitution, the morphological makeup of adverbs and their positions in syntactic constructions. a more in-depth examine diachronic advancements sheds gentle at the features of adverbial word-formation. bearing in mind adverbs in German, English, Dutch, French and Italian, the contributions to this quantity supply new insights into the features of this heterogeneous and multi-faceted type and may be of curiosity to linguists operating within the fields of morphology, syntax and language swap.

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G. : 190). The result of this reasoning was a description of categories of words as form classes or distribution classes in a given language. 9 According to this view, all the words that can occupy a given position in the structures of the sentences of a language belong to a particular form class of this language. The position of a form itself is defined by its environment. g.  (Harris 1951: 15f) Hence an alternative formulation of the definition of categories of words is in terms of shared distribution: All the words with a shared distribution constitute a distribution class.

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