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Czterdziestką czwórką w samą dziesiątkę, czyli jeszcze o wyrażeniach quasi-liczebnikowych
On quasi-numeral expressions

Author(s): Magdalena Derwojedowa
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA

Summary/Abstract: This paper describes Polish nominal structures, the components of which are numeral nouns with nominal numeral derivatives (e.g. JEDENASTKA, DWUSETKA, TYSIĄCZKA). These self-contained wholes are similar to ordinal adjectives (so called “ordinal numerals”) with respect to their internal structure [Cf. Derwojedowa 2011], yet are not deemed numerals even in traditional classifi cations. Despite their interesting syntactic properties, they have not been described in more detail. Relational grammar, as approached by I. A. Mielczuk [1974, 1988], is adopted as a surface description model. The study proposes a surface syntactic description of the discussed structures: syntactic alignments and relations with the external context – fi rst and foremost, adopting a solution rejecting the separation of an independent syntactic relation for units of the discussed type, unlike in the case of ordinal adjectives or fractional structures. The internal structure of sequences such as czterysta czterdziestka czwórka as part of a uniform set of relations, which is convergent with the description of ordinal and fractional self-contained wholes, is also described in detail.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 80-85
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish