Title
On comparative concepts and descriptive categories, such as they are
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Linguistics and Literature
Publication type
article
Publication
Copenhagen ,
Subject
Linguistics
Source (journal)
Acta linguistica Hafniensia. - Copenhagen
Volume/pages
47(2015) :2 , p. 136-173
ISSN
0374-0463
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
E-info
The paper claims that the comparative concepts and descriptive categories of Haspelmath are not, pace Haspelmath, entities of a different type. The point is argued with a study of the properties of the English word such and of its counterparts in Dutch and Odia. The reason for choosing such is that it has proven difficult to categorize. It is argued that it is best treated as a category of its own, which one can call similative. It is more different from categories in its own language than from categories in other languages, and this similarity is what defines the comparative concept.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/faab28/131479_2016_09_03.pdf
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/3612f1/131479.pdf
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