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an equating verb (such as 'be' or 'become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence

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mesmerizingly so, but these verbs are all nonlinear in their qualities--intransitive ("turned," "swept," "came", "striding," "gathered"), reflexive ("repeating themselves"), copular ("felt"), and copular-adverbial ("were like"), or if transitive, nonagentive ("remembered," "heard," "saw," "felt").
Ante todo, la alternancia copular expone diferencias significativas entre dos predicados estativos con propiedades e implicaciones semanticas divergentes; por otro lado, determina la consecuente distribucion complementaria de los potenciales predicados adjetivales con distintas propiedades formales.
The verb, which is most commonly copular be, cannot be negated, but negation may be implied in the preverbal constituent and depends on the negative equivalence between the co-text and that preverbal constituent, as illustrated in (50)-(51).
Este proceso ha sido filmado, y a las parejas que van a copular por primera vez, se les presenta este panda-video-porno, no tanto para que lo vean, sino con la idea de que los sonidos del acto sexual los "orienten.
Otras zoofilias mitologicas evocan a Zeus transformado en toro para raptar a la fenicia Europa o convertido en cisne para copular con la reina Leda.
frequent use of topicalizers, serialization, copular constructions, and TMA system)--to similar linguistic features in North Arawakan languages.
All the verbs in (5) are in (the single) simplex Past tense, and only the first clause has a subject, the noun imut 'confrontation', following the existential copular haya '(there) was'.
29] estimate generalized densities using copular models, which consider the dependence between the multiple modalities.
quadrilineatus Champion, las hembras pueden copular con uno y dos dias de edad, pero presentan un periodo de pre-oviposicion de 3,3 semanas.
para copular con su hijo militar, "incestuous fantasy" (85) cuyas resonancias politicas, desde mi punto de vista--y por esas mismas "clues inscribed on the pages of Granma" que invitan a pensar "how are we therefore to read the presence of the father .
The 16 papers explore such aspects of Slavic languages as the interplay of feature inheritance and information structure in Polish inverse copular sentences, a semantic analysis of Czech kind-denoting and group-denoting noun phrases, the rise of the indefinite article edin in Bulgarian, the syntax and semantics of directional axial expressions in Russian, trochaic lengthening in Neostokavian, the semantic compatibility of two Czech temporal adjuncts, and naturally-atomic singular noun-adjective construction kinds in Russian as lexically derived.
The ungrammaticality remains regardless of the form of the copular be (i.
Las hembras de las gaviotas y albatros, pueden copular con un macho y luego criar a sus pichones juntas, sin la necesidad de una pareja del sexo opuesto.
Interestingly unergative verbs present the opposite side of the problem the generative grammarians face with reference to copular constructions.