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Title: The Adjective as an Adjunctive Predicative Expression
Subtitle: A Semantic Analysis of Nominalised Propositional Structures as Secondary Predicative Syntagmas
Written By: Dorota Szumska
Series Title: Studien zur Text- und Diskursforschung

The analysis is a contribution to contemporary linguistics, particularly the theory of syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Within the theoretical framework of predicate-argument syntax (also known as semantic syntax), the author analyses the role of the adjective as an adjunctive predicative expression. The aim of the research is to create a description of an adjective which could be prospectively useful as a point of departure for analyses of phenomena analogous from the communication point of view in other languages. The book contains a rich text material and a large number of valuable pragmatic insights into Polish nominal syntagmas with an adjective.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): Polish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631624005
Pages: 236
Prices: U.S. $ 60.95
U.K. £ 37.00
Europe EURO 46.70