discourse functions of property words

Matthew S Dryer dryer at ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU
Fri Jun 25 00:18:26 UTC 1999

Sandy Thompson (1988) argues that property words tend to involve the
discourse function of "predication" in natural speech.  Is anybody aware
of any attempt to develop a finer taxonomy of discourse functions
associated with property words (or other types of words) that would
distinguish different subtypes of "predication"?


Matthew Dryer

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