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, they will have common types of properties, such as digestive organs, sensory organs, and a life cycle of some duration; and two religions are similarly comparable since, by definition, they will both include some concept of a divine being, some specification of human virtues, etc. Thus, in order to

In: Current Approaches to Syntax

honorable Westsaxon bishop, who is still living/alive now.’90 While undeniably the first mentioned situation A [ic gedristlæhte þæt ic dorste þis weorc ongynnan] falls into a time span at which the second mentioned situation B [lifigende is] holds true, the basic idea of the time-frame concept (cf. 3

In: The Progressive in Modern English

labeled ‘incomplete acquisition’2 and ‘attrition,’ which are supposedly tied to patterns of language use throughout a hl speaker’s life, as exemplified by Montrul (2008: 162–163): As the majority language begins to be used more than the home language, some aspects of the heritage language may be

In: Moribund Germanic Heritage Languages in North America

diving straight into the most complex of available texts, a first grade Malagasy reader. i remember, that particular text was about the environment, or ny tontolo inainana “the totality (of ) living (things)” as Malagasy say more accurately, stressing the importance of the notion of life in the place

In: Deriving Nominals

explanatory param- eters of language. Rather than wind up with a formal and AUTONOMOUS level of structural organization in language, we do indeed find syntax to be a DEPENDENT, functionally motivated entity whose formal properties reflect- perhaps not completely, but nearly so-the properties of the

In: Discourse and Syntax

SAADs. The basic order in which the "weight" classes occur (which is, to increase in weight through time) is again not motivated: No reason is given as to why "heavier" items should plausibly follow "lighter" ones, though a semblance of reason is lent to the formula by Reszkiewicz's practice of

In: Discourse and Syntax

Consider the following examples :4 (20) (21) a. Hirosi; ga ima gesyuku site iru ie ni Hirosi; wa now board house in moo gonen mo sunde iru. already five years live 'In the house where Hiroshi; boards now Hiroshi; has been living as long as five years.' b. Zibun; ga ima gesyuku site iru ie ni

In: Japanese Generative Grammar

of animacy is as a binary distinction between living and non-living concepts (± animate). Animacy as a linguistic factor is much more nuanced, as it reflects not only the animacy status of a referent, but also whether and to what extent language users treat referents linguistically as if they were

In: Variation in Nominal Possessive Expressions

times, life-changing events, or challenges and barriers they have overcome; they also have informal conversations about their families, professions, beliefs and cultures. Because such a corpus can appeal to a number of different types of users, both content and accessibility must be suitable to K

In: Corpus Linguistics Beyond the Word

knowledge is not fixed once and for all, but rather flows dynamically through communication between living users. Ideally every text sample should be a complete whole, but for copyright reasons the user will not be able to download entire texts but only paragraphs, enough to render a given term unambiguous

In: New Frontiers of Corpus Research