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Object Words As Modifiers Of Action Words

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It is necessary to situate the construction in the semantic map of CC to see how it relates to other constructions and to the whole system of the language and to determine which expectations about the behavior of lexemes of various categories within it can be made. Adverbs and adverbial modification do not belong to the triad of the most eminent word classes, i.e. object words with the prototype of noun, property words with the prototype of adjective and action words with the prototype of verb, and of the major propositional actions, i.e. reference, modification and predication. When categorizing the precise relationships of the object to the action and eo ipso the precise semantic function of the object word in the construction, one categorizes the ways of conceptual integration of the elements of the construction, which is not a part of the construction per se.

Keywords:action words; adverbial modification



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