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The Positions of Adjectives in English

P. H. Matthews


This book is a study of the uses of adjectives in different constructions, and of the problems that arise in their analysis, both in terms of syntactic theory and philosophy of grammar. The history of English has been one in which their uses in the attributive and predicative positions have increasingly diverged. This raises problems in general for the definition of the category, and for analyses that have tried to relate one use to another, by syntactic transformations or other devices. It also raises problems in individual positions, which concern in particular the basic structure of noun ph ... More

Keywords: adjectives, English, philosophy of grammar, syntactic theory, noun phrases

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199681594
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681594.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. H. Matthews, author
University of Cambridge