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The Resource Premodifiers in English : their structure and significance, Jim Feist

Premodifiers in English : their structure and significance, Jim Feist

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Premodifiers in English : their structure and significance
Title
Premodifiers in English
Title remainder
their structure and significance
Statement of responsibility
Jim Feist
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The order and behaviour of the premodifier (an adjective, or other modifying word that appears before a noun) has long been a puzzle to syntacticians and semanticists. Why can we say 'the actual red ball', but not 'the red actual ball'? And why, conversely, do some other premodifiers have free variation in sentences; for example we can say both 'German and English speakers' and 'English and German speakers'? Why do some premodifiers change the meaning of a phrase in some contexts; for example 'young man', can mean 'boyfriend', rather than 'man who is young'? Drawing on a corpus of over 4,000 examples of English premodifiers from a range of genres such as advertising, fiction and scientific texts, and across several varieties of English, this book synthesises research into premodifiers and provides a new explanation of their behaviour, order and use."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
NLE
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Feist, Jim
Dewey number
425.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1241
LC item number
.F45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in English language
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
English language
Label
Premodifiers in English : their structure and significance, Jim Feist
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Zones, and types of order -- Semantic explanation of unmarked order across the zones -- Syntactic explanation of unmarked order across the zones -- Unmarked order within the classifier zone -- Free order -- Marked order -- Historical explanation of premodifier order -- Supporting explanations of premodifier order -- Discussion -- Conclusion
Control code
761366648
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9781107000865
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)761366648
Label
Premodifiers in English : their structure and significance, Jim Feist
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Zones, and types of order -- Semantic explanation of unmarked order across the zones -- Syntactic explanation of unmarked order across the zones -- Unmarked order within the classifier zone -- Free order -- Marked order -- Historical explanation of premodifier order -- Supporting explanations of premodifier order -- Discussion -- Conclusion
Control code
761366648
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9781107000865
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)761366648

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