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(linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element after another (as placing a modifier after the word that it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix after the base to which it is attached)

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In contrast, in both Forest Enets and Tundra Nenets, (17) the postposition is still free-standing.
When counting the number of words, postpositions that are attached at the end of words in Korean were not counted as a word because the Korean syntax does not allow a blank between noun and the postpositions, therefore they were allowed to be omitted without loss of meaning.
The differences between preposition (baseline immediately before position change) and postposition (15 minutes after position change) measurements for Pbt[O.
The same meaning in Dutch in (7b) is expressed by means of the postposition vandaan.
In Japanese, the case of a noun phrase is determined by the postposition appended to it.
We had to correct some wrong tag assignments by ChaSen, in particular regarding different uses of postpositions.
KENTUCKY DERBY runner-up Bluegrass Cat is favourite to go one better in the Belmont Stakes after yesterday's postposition draw put him in box nine of 12.
This order of Kiranti satisfies Greenberg's non-absolute universal 5 and 21 (Song 2001:6-7 and Comrie 1981:19) having postposition and the 'np' order string as-
As is noted in a disclaimer (which will be overlooked by many, as it is oddly buried in the back of the book), although superscript vowels are reproduced in postposition, superscript symbols reflecting abbreviated syllables (-em, -en, -er, etc.
They may have misanalyzed a particle as a preposition for the following verb rather than a postposition for the preceding noun.
8 and in L44, (7) in both of which the end of line 4 is left blank, the name of the addressee (with the postposition s r 'to') stands alone on line 5, and the phrase naming the sender begins on line 6 (inset in the case of L44; this cannot be verified in the case of no.
The same conclusion is made for Ingrian, although this is somewhat contradictory to the analysis on page 158, where the Soikkola Ingrian terminative is classified as a postposition.
In the domain of location near Ground, several languages use the formal distinction between localization marker and postposition to reflect the semantic contrast between location in a space associated with a given Ground and location near Ground.
the structure of the expressions has not become more postposition phrase-like, and the meaning of the nominalizations has not become more abstract as would be expected if they were developing into postpositions: they have maintained the meaning and the semantic argument structure determined by the corresponding verb.
On the contrary, I think that in the process of conceptualising the message speakers may have had both subjects in store, but the pragmatic restrictions that prevent the co-occurrence under the same coordinated node of two pragmatically incompatible units (in this case participants from very different social status) caused the postposition of the second.