Feature distribution in Swedish noun phrases by Kersti BoМ€rjars

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-284) and indexes.

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StatementKersti Börjars.
SeriesPublications of the Philological Society ;, 32
LC ClassificationsPD5205 .B67 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 290 p. ;
Number of Pages290
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Open LibraryOL36607M
ISBN 100631208712
LC Control Number99022552

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This book provides a theoretical account of Swedish noun phrases and, in particular, of the distribution of features within them. The account is formulated in terms of Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) and is based on a detailed discussion of two aspects of Swedish noun phrase; the status of the definite ending and Feature distribution in Swedish noun phrases book headedness of.

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Find more information about:. This book examines in some detail two issues associated with Swedish noun phrases.

Firstly, it considers the issue of the headedness of these phrases in the light of a general discussion of criteria for head status. Secondly, the status of the definite ending is discussed from a typological perspective.

Based on the findings of this examination of the data, a theoretical account of Swedish. Features of Swedish Grammar. Although Swedish and English are quite closely related historically, there are crucial differences of grammar between the two languages, i.e.

differences in the patterns of agreement, government, and order pertaining between words and phrases in the sentence. In the vocabulary lists, a noun followed by (n) means that it is a neuter noun and it takes the indefinite article ett.

The majority of nouns in Swedish are common gender, so they take the indefinite article en. The only case of nouns that is used in Swedish is the genitive (showing possession), and it is easily formed by adding an -s to the noun. The Noun Phrase Jan Rijkhoff Assuming no knowledge of any formal or functional theory of grammar, he shows that the noun phrase word order patterns of any language can be derived from three universal ordering principles and furthermore that these principles are elaborations of a general ordering strategy, by which elements that belong together.

Swedish is a member of the Indo-European family, to which belong almost all European languages (with the exception of the Finnish-Ugrian, Basque, and Caucasian languages), and has many features in common with all of these.

Its closest relatives are Danish, Norwegian, and Icelandic. The latter has. This paper analyzes nominal phrases in Swedish with a definite article but no definite suffix on the head noun, which we call quasi-definites (e.g.

det största intresse ‘the greatest interest’). Its areal focus, like that of other EUROTYP volumes, is on the languages of Europe; but in order to appreciate what is peculiarly European about their noun phrases, a more comprehensive and genuinely typological view is being taken at the full range of cross-linguistic variation within this structural domain.

in Germanic noun phrases, concentrating on num ber, gender and definiteness marking in Dutch and Danish. F or Danish they assume that definiteness (DEF) is a phrasal feature, that is a feature. Translation for 'feature' in the free English-Swedish dictionary and many other Swedish translations.

arrow_drop_down. feature {noun} volume_up. feature (also: article, commodity, subsection) volume_up. artikel {comm. gen.} Phrases Speak like a native Useful phrases translated from English into 28 languages. Swedish does not have a standard plural ending that is used in a large majority of the cases.

Instead, Swedish has several different noun declensions, each of which has its own plural ending (-er, -ar, -or, etc.).It is important for non-native speakers of English to learn and remember those nouns that have been borrowed from other languages and which have retained their original plural forms.

There are, however, some tricks you can use when encountering a noun you have not seen before. analyzed all nouns in its database of o Swedish nouns and came up with some key shortcuts: Tips for learning En and Ett in Swedish.

74% of all nouns are en nouns and 26% are ett nouns. Swedish Nouns. Learning the Swedish Nouns displayed below is vital to the language. Swedish nouns are words used to name a person, animal, place, thing, or abstract ideas. Nouns are usually the most important part of vocabulary. Swedish is descended from Old ed to its progenitor, Swedish grammar is much less characterized by Swedish has two genders and no longer conjugates verbs based on person or number.

Its nouns have lost the morphological distinction between nominative and accusative cases that denoted grammatical subject and object in Old Norse in favor of marking by word order.

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Use flash cards to master frequently used, core vocabulary. Build a daily habit of learning 5 words a day to see long term progress. - Flip the flashcards to find out the meaning of the Swedish. English has an interesting variety of noun phrases, which differ greatly in structure.

Examples are 'binominal' (two-noun) phrases ('a beast of a party'); possessive constructions ('the author's opinion'); and discontinuous noun phrases ('the review [came out yesterday] of his book').

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Defining the values. This map shows the order of a genitive or possessor noun phrase with respect to the head noun. In the example in (1) from Finnish, tytön ‘the girl’s’ is the genitive noun phrase, while kissa ‘cat’ is the head noun, so the order in Finnish is GenN (genitive preceding head noun).

(1) Finnish (Sulkala and Karjalainen ). Distinctive Features of Phonemes • For two phones, or sounds, to contrast meaning there must be some difference between them – For example, the phonetic feature of voicing distinguishes [s] from [z] • When a feature distinguishes one phoneme from another, it is a distinctive feature or a phonemic feature.

Noun-Noun Phrases. Margaret Cargill and Patrick O'Connor This kind of noun phrase can cause problems for EAL [English as an additional language] writers, in our experience. An example of a noun-noun phrase is 'resource availability.' This phrase means 'availability of resources.' To shorten phrases like this, it is very common in scientific English for the second part (of resources) to be.

This is an excellent resource for students of Swedish which served me well throughout two years of Swedish study. With a clear lay-out, it is very user friendly. Gender and declensions of nouns and conjugations of verbs are specified through use of a key-system and irregular forms are written out in full.

Quite a few idiomatic phrases are s: Number is usually an inflectional feature of nouns and, depending on language, other parts of speech (pronouns, adjectives, determiners, numerals, verbs) that mark agreement with nouns. In languages where noun phrases are pluralized using a specific function word (pluralizer), this function word is tagged DET and Number=Plur is its lexical feature.

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The present study concerns English hyphenated premodifiers translated into German and Swedish. The material was collected from the fiction part of the English–Swedish Parallel Corpus and the Oslo Multilingual Corpus, and includes almost instances of translations into both German and Swedish, as well as instances each of translations from German and Swedish into English.

Comparative and Superlative. The comparative and superlative forms of adjectives are used when comparing one thing to another. For the comparative form, the suffix are is added to the end of the adjective. for the superlative form, the suffix ast is added to the end of the adjective.

Similar to English, mer and mest can be used instead for adjectives of more than three syllables. Definition of distribution noun in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, synonyms and more.

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Swedish adjectives agree in gender and number with the noun which they qualify; as, en flitig man, och en flitig qvinna, 'a diligent man and woman;' ett flitigt barn, 'a diligent child;' gode (a) söner, 'good sons;' flitiga flickor, 'diligent girls;' ädla namn, n., 'noble names.'Here it will be observed that in this indefinite so-called "weak" form of the adjective, which is also used as a.

The property of being additional. (economics) Net positive difference that results from economic development extent to which an activity (and associated outputs, outcomes and impacts) is larger in scale, at a higher quality, takes place quicker, takes place at a different location, or takes place at all as a result of intervention.

Both are used when trying to describe the indefinite. For example a dog is en hund in Swedish. A table is ett bord in Swedish.

Not too bad really. Unfortunately, there is no rule as to when to use en or ett. That being said, the vast majority of nouns in Swedish are en words, so when in doubt (or on your Swedish.

In a noun phrase the order is: determiner-modifier-noun. Modifiers agree in number and definiteness with the noun they modify, but gender agreement is only observed in the indefinite singular. Lexicon. Swedish vocabulary contains many words from Low and High German and from French and English.

Basic Vocabulary. one: en/ett. Merge and the structure of Swedish nouns. In this section we will first outline our basic theoretical assumptions.

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Translation for 'navy jacket' in the free English-Swedish dictionary and many other Swedish translations. In (5a), the S has no overt marker. In (5b), the A has the ergative postposition ne (which requires the preceding noun to be in the oblique case), while the P has the accusative postposition ges where all noun phrases have the tripartite system are at best exceedingly rare; for some possible cases, see Dixon ( 40–41).

There is one other logical possibility for grouping S, A. Scandinavian varieties have landed on the same distribution of the so-called strong and weak The author of this paper is indebted to The Swedish Research Council for its financial support to the project “The syntax of the early Scandinavian noun phrase” (project number: ).

This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Swedish which is the included is a list of vocabulary about jobs and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence.In that sentence, the noun phrase the book is the subject, the verb is serves as the copula, and the prepositional phrase on the table is the predicative expression.

The class is indicated by a prefix that is part of the noun, as well as agreement markers on verb and qualificative roots connected with the noun.A proper noun is a noun that identifies a single entity and is used to refer to that entity, such as London, Jupiter, Sarah, or Microsoft, as distinguished from a common noun, which is a noun that refers to a class of entities (city, planet, person, corporation) and may be used when referring to instances of a specific class (a city, another planet, these persons, our corporation).

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