Conjunctions and Other Parts of Speech
Conjunctions and Other Parts of Speech

Conjunctions and Other Parts of Speech

by Alan Reed Libert


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The classification of words in terms of parts of speech is frequently problematic. This book examines the classification of conjunctions and similar words of other classes. It reviews work done from the 19th century to the present on a wide range of languages, including English, German, French, Latin, Ancient Greek, Welsh, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, Ute, and Abun. Most chapters treat conjunctions as opposed to one of the other traditionally recognized parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, adpositions, and interjections. The book’s major focus is on the terminology used to describe words on or near the borders between conjunctions and other parts of speech, such as «deverbal conjunctions», «conjunctional adverbs», «prepositional conjunctions», and «so-called conjunctions».

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631659830
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 08/14/2017
Edition description: New
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alan Reed Libert completed his BA in Greek and Latin at New York University (USA) and his PhD in linguistics at McGill University (Canada). He works at the University of Newcastle (Australia), where he is a senior lecturer in linguistics. His research interests include Turkic languages, artificial languages, and onomastics.

Table of Contents

Word classes – Verbs – Adverbs – Conjunctions and nouns – Conjunctions and pronouns – Conjunctions and verbs – Conjunctions and adjectives – Conjunctions and adverbs – Conjunctions and adpositions – Conjunctions and interjections – Conjunctions in artificial languages

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