This analysis could then be repeated with a text from another subject area, such as Science, to illustrate the fact that different subject areas have different language features; using the same retrieval chart, the nominal groups in a Science text would reveal greater use of numeratives
In (6) [SPANNER = PROBLEM] and [WORKS = (PART OF) ACTIVITY] instantiate the e-sites of the numerative
[ONE OF THE MANY] and the of-complement [OF THE ACE INITIATIVE] resulting in the blended composite conceptualisation [PUT ONE OF THE MANY SPANNERS INTO THE WORKS OF THE ACE INITIATIVE], which provides the contextually-appropriate elaboration of the literal-scene [PUT A SPANNER INTO THE WORKS].
40) The two high stone Structures: logical Premodifier experiential Deictic Numerative
Epithet Classifier Classes Determiner Numeral Adjective Noun walls along the Structures: roadside logical Head Postmodifier experiential Thing Qualifier [Prepositional Classes Noun Group]
These two hamburgers Numerative
These two delicious hamburgers Epithet These two delicious MacDonald's hamburgers Classifier These two delicious MacDonald's hamburgers with extra cheese.
Sims-Williams (1979: 339-42) has convincingly derived the Sogdian numerative
of light stems from the PIr.