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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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Example (10b) shows a change in word order (preposition [right arrow] postposition), accompanied by suppletion of the adposition (in [right arrow] uit).
In more detail, the Japanese modifying verb phrase contains a verbal with head MUKERU and auxiliary TA and an adpositional object with adposition NI: ctr(mvp, map, MUKERU/47, [vbl([hea(MUKERU/47),hef(6/4), aux([hea(TA), hef(54/1)])]), aob([apo(NI/61)| X ])], [apo(toward/in)| X ]).
For instance, abatan 1 'on, about, around'belongs to the lexical class of the adposition and abatan 2 'about, nearly', to the adverb.
E-mail: Table 2.1 PoS distribution on the CW 100 corpus PoS Corpus % Different MSD Noun 30.45 119 Verb 14.53 62 Adjective 12.06 284 Adposition 09.55 9 Conjunction 06.98 3 Pronoun 06.16 312 Other 20.27 107 Table 3.1 Lexicon improving the suffix trie Suffix trie Lexicon Distribution p([[tag.sub.i1]]| ([w.sub.i] [1.sub.i] [suff.sub.i]) [tag.sub.1]) ...
This is shown by (1), which contains a nominative subject and a dative adposition. The order of constituents in the clause is SVO in main clauses, with a pronounced tendency for subordinate clauses to abandon the SOV order typical of Germanic dependent clauses and adopt the SVO order.
2013, Order of Adposition and Noun Phrase.--The World Atlas of Language Structures Online, Leipzig.
For instance, abutan 1 'on, about, around, on the outside, round about' is an adposition and abutan 2 'about, nearly', an adverb; while beseon 1 'to see, look, look round', is a Class V strong verb, and beseon 2 'to suffuse' a Class I strong verb.
Location=Goal=Source (L=G=S): a language with this pattern has one single marker (be it a case affix or adposition) to encode location, goal of motion and source of motion, thus drawing no distinction between the three functions in the domain of the spatial phrase (e.g., Yucatec Maya ich le-kaaha-o 'in/into/out of the box' [Bohnemeyer and Baez (2008)]).
Consider the following example where nothing stands in the way of analyzing anda as an adposition to a (fronted) noun in allative case: [.sup.[DU]G.GIR.KIS]-ya=an kuit anda war["that which [...] into the GIR.KIS-vesse]" (44) (KBo 17.25 [rev.!] 3)
adverbs from adposition plus inflected noun: togadere 'together'
We study three Finnish adpositional constructions where the path adposition lapi 'through' is used, and compare the degrees of force dynamics expressed in these constructions.
Recipients as possessors may be expressed either as a dative case-marked NP or as the first object in a double object construction, while recipients as goals are expressed using a locative or allative case marker or adposition. Recipients in Croatian are thus expressed as goals in canonical dative constructions, with the possibility of expressing them as possessors when they are involved in the dative alternation.
This article provides a definition of lexical categories, that is, Noun, Adjective, Verb, Adposition, and Adverb, which complies with the descriptive (morphological) and explanatory (semantic) requisites for the establishment of the domains of the layered structure of the clause in functional theories of language, more specifically, in Functional Grammar and Role and Reference Grammar.
The average lengthening-shortening values (in ms) of sound durations for different parts of speech in the male and female material Part of speech Male announcer Female announcer Proper noun 6.23 5.22 Noun 2.25 2.10 Adposition 0.82 2.82 Genitive attribute 0.42 1.35 Verb 0.00 0.00 Numeral -0.10 0.42 Conjunction -0.14 1.81 Adjective -0.39 1.14 Adverb -0.89 -2.90 Pronoun -4.13 -3.86 Ordinal numeral -5.44 -7.48 Table 3.