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Predicate nominals

a partial surface syntax of Russian

by Johanna Nichols

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Russian language -- Syntax.,
  • Russian language -- Verb phrase.,
  • Russian language -- Nominals.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementJohanna Nichols.
    SeriesUniversity of California publications in linguistics ; v. 97, University of California publications in linguistics ;, v. 97.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPG2369 .N5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 397 p. ;
    Number of Pages397
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4102222M
    ISBN 100520096266
    LC Control Number80016745

    That's why there's no comma before and. One cannot meaningfully say of a particular individual John that he is widespread. INST which always got into trouble 'Ivanushka the Fool was that Predicate nominals book that always got into trouble' Pereltsvaig Second, Nominative-marked predicates give rise to lifetime effects Matushansky : in 44b Sasha is now dead, whereas Instrumental-marked predicates do not. This analysis builds on the proposal made by Emonds and Grimshaw that nouns are 'defective' theta markers. So, when and is used to merge two "sentences" into one, use a comma. The girl will make a good teacher.

    That is an excuse. Third, it fills in information about the subject, as in "Beth is she" or "She is Beth. Predicates: introduction Thomas Payne writes: "Every language has clauses that express proper inclusion, equation, attribution, location, existence, and possession defined below. On this page we will confine ourselves to intransitive verbs only.

    Diamonds are a girl's best friend, and dogs are a man's best friend. We found that all four groups, including homesigners, used handshape differently in nominals vs. In this sentence, the person who wrote the article is unclear. I have shown that these predicates present non-trivial similarities that argue for a unified account. The soup tastes brilliantly. NOM 'I have been a manager, but rarely' no redko.


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Predicate nominals by Johanna Nichols Download PDF Ebook

These verb catenae generally contain a main verb and potentially one or more auxiliary verbs. Predicate Adjectives versus Predicate nominals book Nominatives Quite often, a linking verb is completed by a noun or a noun phrase called a predicate nominative.

For example, if John is "hungry", then he typically will eat some food. In that case, the linking verb am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been is the Predicate nominals book. But many languages use no such dummy subject it is noteworthy that Speedwords also used no such dummy subject, beginning such sentences with just the verb 'to be'.

In English, adjectives do not change depending on whether they're used attributively or predicatively. So, if you're learning a foreign language whose subject complements change case, then you should care about predicate adjectives and predicate nominatives for that matter.

Kogda Katja byla studentkoj, u nee when Katia was student. This is a compound sentence. A predicate nominative is always a noun or a pronoun.

However, for most commands, the subject is implied, rather than directly mentioned. The second example is a compound sentence.

It's the subject. Hence, while verbs can satisfy both argument-taking and theta-assigning, nominals can only satisfy argument-taking. For example, quantifiers formed with all the can, while ones formed with every or each cannot.

His voice sounded cold and hostile. It is called a compound subject.

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Now you know which sex has more sense. Tyrone spoke French loudly in the corridor. Some languages use a special locative verb, often translated as "be at", but others, like English, use the normal copular verb. Milsarkamong others.Nominals and predicates thus serve different Predicate nominals book functions, and those roles have structural Predicate nominals book.

For example, in American Sign Language (ASL), the handshape used in the predicate MOVE is modified as a function of the grammatical context – if an object, say a book, is moving on its own, an object handshape is used in the predicate (Fig.

1A, right panel), but if an agent is Cited by: 6 Predicate nominals and related constructions [18 pages] 7 Grammatical Relations [40 pages] 8 Voice and valence adjusting operations [54 pages] 9 Other verb and verb-phrase operations [38 pages] 10 Pragmatically marked structures [45 pages] 11 Clause combinations [36 pages].

In a cleft, however, the clitic has to stay below the nominal predicate and absolutive marker which follows it. In (27), the 3rd person Seediq ergative clitic attaches to the tense auxiliary, and in (28) the Tagalog 2nd person ergative clitic attaches to the verb.The predicate nominal analysis of Pdf there-sentences goes back to at least Jenkins ().

The same core idea is adopted in Williams (,), McNally (), Zamparelli () and Hazout (, ). In these analyses, there is the subject and the noun phrase is the predicate in the structure.Chapter 8 Nominal Expressions We have so far focused on clausal structures, touching briefly on nominal expressions in Chapter 6 when relative structures were discussed.

The compound nominal predicate

Clausal structures are known to have parallels within nominal expressions (Chomsky ). This chapter focuses on the internal structure of nominal expressions.Ebook book Mismatch: Form-Function Incongruity and the Architecture of Grammar, Edited by Elaine J.

Francis and Laura A. Michaelis is published by Center for the Study of Language and Information.