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Type of publication: book part
Type of publication (PDB): Knygos dalis / Part of book (Y)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Boizou, Loic
Title: Do we need count numerals as a part of speech in Lithuania
Is part of: Multiple perspectives in linguistic research on Baltic languages. Newcastle : Cambridge scholars publishing, 2012
Extent: p. 257-281
Date: 2012
Keywords: Lietuvių kalba;Kalbos dalys;Skaitvardžiai;Įvardinė funkcija;Kiekybės raiška;Lithuanian language;Parts of speech;Numerals;Quantification;Pronominality
ISBN: 9781443836456
Abstract: In traditional Lithuanian grammar, numerals are considered to be a part of speech. In spite of numerous contributions that challenge the status of this inherited class, numerals remain in most grammatical descriptions, even in the field of language technologies. The present paper proposes a better articulation between parts of speech, based on their morphological and syntactic properties, and semantic subsystems. This alternative model revolves around an opposition between adjectives and nouns on the one hand, and semantic categories such as quantification and pronominality on the other. Some specific features of complex numeral expressions are also briefly discussed. As an exploratory study for a future parser, the paper attempts to provide a few practical examples so as to show that the problematic category of numerals increases grammatical complexity without providing obvious descriptive benefit
Affiliation(s): Užsienio kalbų, lit. ir vert. s. katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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