By Karin Pittner, Daniela Elsner, Fabian Barteld
Adverbs as a observe category are notoriously tough to outline. the quantity bargains with the delimitation of this type, its inner constitution, the morphological makeup of adverbs and their positions in syntactic buildings. a better examine diachronic advancements sheds gentle at the features of adverbial word-formation. considering adverbs in German, English, Dutch, French and Italian, the contributions to this quantity supply new insights into the features of this heterogeneous and multi-faceted type and may be of curiosity to linguists operating within the fields of morphology, syntax and language switch.
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In this case, they represent syntactic distributional categories. Each of these possibilities is discussed below. 1 Adverbs as a lexical part-of-speech category Characterizing the purpose of part-of-speech categories, it was claimed above that these categories serve the structuring of the vocabulary of a language. Of course, this cannot be achieved by single categories in isolation but only by the set as a whole. Since adverbs are generally included in this set, it naturally follows that they contribute their share to serving this purpose.
Adverbs: Functional and diachronic aspects by Karin Pittner, Daniela Elsner, Fabian Barteld