Архів обранного тега »opposition«

Syntactic relations in word combination: Accumulation →  Жовтень 4, 2012

The tertiary opposition is not sufficient to characterize all types of syn­tactic relations. And though Hjelmslev claims that there may be only three types of relations between two elements, the claim is correct only in the sphere of logic. Language material proves that, here, the situation is more complicated, and logical relations are not able […]

Verbal Category of Voice →  Червень 26, 2012

The verbal category of Voice is an expression of relationship between an action and its subject and object. In other words, as a grammatical cat­egory, Voice shows the relation between the action and its subject, namely, it indicates whether the action is performed by the subject or passes on to it. As a result, Voice […]

Verbal Category of Voice – Part 2 →  Червень 26, 2012

Verbal Category of Voice Although a number of criteria to differentiate between a simple predicate expressed by a verb in Passive and a compound nominal predicate have been put forward, yet this question is disputable. The identical form and absence of precise distinction of categorical meaning (passive meaning as an action performed on the subject […]

Indefinite pronouns →  Червень 12, 2012

Indefinite pronouns point out a person or a thing without naming them. This group of pronouns has no definite structure; its nucleus, however, is formed by the pronouns some, any and their derivatives something, any­thing; somebody, anybody, someone, anyone. These pronouns distinguish between “person” and “non-person”, which leads to the possibility to present this opposition […]

Structuralism: Methods of structural analysis →  Травень 7, 2012

Modern scientists have come to an understanding that structural analysis has set the perfect background for the development of structuralism. Linguists see language as a complicated structure of elements, moreover all of these elements form specific relations. The main task of structuralism is to study these connections and analyze specific patterns. In the 20th century […]