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By Bernard / Vogel, Petra M. Comrie

The background of notice type examine is characterised through severe positions. as much as the nineteenth century, it was once believed that notice sessions have been perpetually of the Latin or Greek sort and common. not like that, within the twentieth century, the view prevailed that each language had its personal particular and designated observe category approach. within the final a long time, despite the fact that, it has turn into obvious that regardless of the big variety of note periods and notice category structures there are typological regulations with reference to the conceptualization of semantic good points and morphosyntactic buildings. this article ways note periods and their categorial manifestations from the viewpoint of typology and language universals learn. The authors during this quantity talk about notice classification categorization as a rule (Part I), in addition to notice sessions and observe type platforms of person languages (Part II) from a typological-universal standpoint and from diachronic and cross-linguistic views

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This new context ranges from a completely verbal context, a balancing subordinate clause, where the verb is construed with a subject and takes main clause verbal inflection in term function, to a completely nominal context, a complete nominalisation, where the verb is construed with a possessor and takes nominal inflection in term function. An interesting intermediate case is where a subordinate clause takes nominal inflection as an external inflection, but keeps verbal inflection and government in its internal structure.

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It is a point of departure shared by all natural languages in the encoding of intransitive predication". In order to ensure a better coverage of lexical diversity, I have added the additional categories of time and quantity (cf. Anward forthcoming). I also depart from Stassen in collapsing his two categories of class and entity into the single category of person/thing. The distinction is important to Stassen's investigation (and to a more detailed model), but need not be observed in the present context.

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