Essays about: "adverbials"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 essays containing the word adverbials.

  1. 1. Experimenting with picture-based methods for semantic fieldwork: A case study on quantity superlatives in Persian

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistikoch vetenskapsteori

    Author : Golsa Nouri-Hosseini; [2018-11-14]
    Keywords : picture-based methods; semantic fieldwork; superlatives; Persian;

    Abstract : This work (a) presents a novel questionnaire for eliciting comparatives and superlatives of quality and quantity; (b) suggests guidelines for creating visual elicitation stimuli, as well as practical implications for semantic fieldworkers; (c) reports on a case study comparing two visual elicitation methods in semantic fieldwork, storyboards and picture-aided translation, showing that picture-aided translation might work better than storyboards for some purposes; (d) reports the results of comparing two different stories (the ‘What Matters’ story, developed in the project, and the ‘Bake-off’ story from Totem Field Storyboards) in semantic fieldwork; and (e) presents results of studying the morphosyntactic strategies for expressing superlatives of quantity and quality, comparatives, definiteness, and absolute, relative and proportional readings in Persian.Storyboards are a series of pictures which tell a story, and the participants are invited to tell the story in their native language, based on the pictures. READ MORE

  2. 2. The expression of stance in English L1 and L2 student writing : A corpus-based study of adverbial stance marking

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Engelska

    Author : Elisabete Ferreira; [2018]
    Keywords : academic writing; adverbials; L2 writing; stance; student writing;

    Abstract : The increasing interest in how stance is expressed specifically in academic writing in English has generated extensive research in the past decades. Focusing on the grammatical marking of stance, this comparative study investigates the use of stance adverbials by native (L1) and nonnative (L2) speakers of English in a corpus of student academic writing. READ MORE

  3. 3. It's about time - A study on Swedish transfer in temporal adverbials

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Lena Persbeck; [2017]
    Keywords : Languages and Literatures;

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  4. 4. Adverbial placement in Swedish and English translations

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur

    Author : Charlotta Truelson; [2017]
    Keywords : Adverbial placement; translation; word order;

    Abstract : The purpose of this paper was to do an investigation of adverbials in fiction and non-fiction texts translated into Swedish and English. Adverbials are more flexible regarding position in sentences than other constituents. READ MORE

  5. 5. Hindi-Vindi and Pashto-Mashto : Comments on Various Types of Lexical Reduplication in Hindi and Pashto

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi

    Author : Sandybell Pollock; [2014]
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    Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to examine potential similarities in Hindi1 and Pashto grammar as regards to the arial feature of lexical reduplication, and to give a brief explanation of the phenomenon. It is my belief that this feature appears in both languages and that it functions in a similar way when it comes to: full reduplication, distribution and partial reduplication, so called echo-words. READ MORE