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Query Details

Query Subject:   Do Support & Adjectives And Verbs
Author:   Dave Gough
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax


1. ADJECTIVES and VERBS mcgee@netactive.co.za

I would like to find out about languages that show similar morphology for

adjectives and verbs where these are otherwise distinct classes. I'm

particularly - but not exclusively - interested in any cases of similar

morphology for stative verbs and adjectives.

BORROWED ADJECTIVES mcgee@netactive.co.za

Are there languages that treat adjectives that are either code mixed items

or borrowings differently from native adjectives? e.g. would 'fine' or

'sure' - as in 'I am fine', 'He is not sure' - have the same treatment in a
language that is not English as the other 'native' adjectives?

DO SUPPORT in negatives mcgee@netactive.co.za

What other languages, besides English, have the equivalent of do support in
the formation of negatives? e.g. I saw the man I did not see the man. What
is the equivalent that is used?

Please note that all these queries relate to a general area of research I am

presently involved in. I have previously asked a couple of similar questions

which I don't think were very clearly put. Will post a summary of

everything to this query.

Dave Gough
Department of Linguistics
University of Western Cape
South Africa

Tel +27 21 959 2978 (work)
Fax +27 21 959 2420

mcgee@netactive.co.za OR


LL Issue: 10.1728
Date posted: 14-Nov-1999


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