Adjective classes: a cross-linguistic typology
Robert M. W. Dixon, Aleksandra I︠U︡rʹevna Aĭkhenvalʹd
Oxford University Press, Dec 2, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 370 pages
The studies in this volume suggest that every language has an adjective class, but these vary in character and in size. In its grammatical properties, an adjective class may beas similar to nouns, or to verbs, or to both, or to neither.ze. Whereas in some languages the adjective class is large and can be freely added to, in others it is small and closed. with just a dozen or so members. The book will interest scholars and advanced students of language typology and of the syntax and semantics of adjectives.
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Adjective Classes in Typological Perspective i
InFlected and UNinFlected ADjectives in Japanese
The Two ADjective Classes in Manange
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active verbs adjectival adjective class adverbs Aikhenvald appear argument behaviour Chapter class of adjectives classifier colour terms comparative construction copula complement criteria dependent-marking derived adjectives distinct Dixon Dyirbal example gender grammatical properties head noun human propensity ideophones inflected adjectives intransitive predicate intransitive verbs Jarawara jectives Korean languages lexemes lexical Linguistic Typology Linguistics long form Malay Manange marking meaning modify a noun morpheme morphological na/no negation negative nominal noun class noun class marker noun phrase noun-like nouns and verbs occur Papantla particle person physical property plural position prefix pronominal pronoun Qiang R. M. W. Dixon realis mood reduplication refer relative clause relativizer roots Russian s/he semantic types Semelai short form similar simple adjectives slot stative verbs structure suffix tall Tariana tive Totonac transitive typology underived uninflected verb class verb-like adjectives verbal verbs and adjectives vowel Wolof word class Yes Yes