Quotation Rainer, Franz. 2013. Can relational adjectives really express any relation? An onomasiological perspective. SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics 10 (1): 12-40. http://www.skase.sk/.


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The article calls into question the well-foundedness of the distinction between relational and qualitative adjectives. The term 'reltional adjective' is traced back to Arabic grammar. The meaning of relational adjectives is claimed to be constrained only by competing means of expression. In the final section, an onomasiological model is sketched that explains how speakers choose among such competing patterns.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication eJournal article
Journal SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics
Language English
Title Can relational adjectives really express any relation? An onomasiological perspective
Volume 10
Number 1
Year 2013
Pages 12-40
URL http://www.skase.sk/

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Institute for Romance Languages IN (Details)
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6611 Linguistics (Details)
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