LINGUIST List 8.1134

Mon Aug 4 1997

Sum: Adjectives

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  1. Charles J. Fillmore, adjectives, terminology, follow-up

Message 1: adjectives, terminology, follow-up

Date: Mon, 04 Aug 1997 10:16:23 -0700
From: Charles J. Fillmore <fillmoreICSI.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: adjectives, terminology, follow-up


Yesterday's question about needing a term for a distinction in
adjective use yielded lots of helpful responses. The terms I'll
settle on are "relational" and "qualitative". Thanks especially to
Robert Beard.

(ECONOMIC is mainly relational; ECONOMICAL is mainly qualitative;
EDUCATIONAL in 'educational institution' is relational; in
'educational experience' it's qualitative; etc.)

Chuck Fillmore
Charles J. Fillmore, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
Office in ICSI: 510 642 4274 extension 314
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