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The lexicogrammar of adjectives : a systemic functional approach to lexis

Author: Gordon H Tucker
Publisher: London ; New York : Cassell, 1998.
Series: Functional descriptions of language series.
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It has long been a tenet of systemic functional linguistics that lexis should be treated as "most delicate grammar", that is, that the "senses" of lexical items should be modelled in system networks that are essentially similar in kind to those used in model meanings realized in grammar. After verbs and nouns, adjectives are the most important lexical word class. This is a descriptive and theoretical study of this  Read more...
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Tucker, Gordon H. (Gordon Howard), 1945-
Lexicogrammar of adjectives.
London ; New York : Cassell, 1998
(DLC) 97052313
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon H Tucker
ISBN: 184714067X 9781847140678
OCLC Number: 290598441
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 244 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Approaches to lexis in systemic functional linguistics; adjectives in English; the Cardiff Systemic Functional Grammar; a functional syntax of adjectives - the quality group; system networks and lexis; the system network for quality; aspects of the lexicogrammar of quality; the syntactic environment of the quality group.
Series Title: Functional descriptions of language series.
Responsibility: Gordon H. Tucker.

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After verbs and nouns, adjectives are the most important lexical word class. This is a study of this central grammatical category, providing a demonstration of the validity of Halliday's hypothesis,  Read more...

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