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Title: THE MEANING OF SYNTAX: A STUDY IN THE ADJECTIVES OF ENGLISH
Authors: Ferris, C. 
Issue Date: 1993
Source: Ferris, C. (1993). THE MEANING OF SYNTAX: A STUDY IN THE ADJECTIVES OF ENGLISH. THE MEANING OF SYNTAX: A STUDY IN THE ADJECTIVES OF ENGLISH. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This vol in the Longman Linguistics Library series contains a Preface & 10 Chpts that explain how adjectives are bound together with other words in phrases or sentences. It is argued that syntactic constructions do not exist merely as formal abstract grammatical structures, but rather reflect the speaker's cognitive system. Apart from the meanings associated with words, phrases & sentences also contain a different sort of meaning that is tied to the syntactic patterns in which words co-occur. A set of basic pattern meanings is advanced & their expression is illustrated in various adjectival constructions. A comprehensive account of the semantic grammar of English adjectives is provided, & the reason these form the set of adjective constructions is explained. The interaction between the relational meaning of a construction & the word meaning of an adjective within that construction is shown to allow the prediction of sentence grammaticality & meaning. Bibliog. K. Burch.
Source Title: THE MEANING OF SYNTAX: A STUDY IN THE ADJECTIVES OF ENGLISH
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/130451
ISBN: 0582210127
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