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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
Author: Alyson Sewell

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
Author: Talmy Givón

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
Author: Erica C. Garcia

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

structure (e.g. transitive, intransitive, S = O and S = A ambitransitives), and grammatically motivated semantic groups (weather verbs, stative verbs, active verbs, etc.). Dixon (2004a) and individual chapters in Dixon and Aikhenvald (2004) show how grammatical subgroups of adjectives are motivated by their

In: Language at Large

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
Author: Magnar Brekke

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