Adjectival ( Concept )

      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Part Of Speech Property
                        |_ Predicator
                              |_ Adjectival

Direct SubConcepts:

ComparativeAdjective  PlainAdjective  VerbalAdjective  SuperlativeAdjective  


An adjectival, or 'adjective', is a part of speech whose members modify nouns. An adjectival specifies the attributes of a noun referent. Note: this is one case among many. Adjectivals are a class of modifiers. An adjectival may be inflected as comparitive or superlative [Crystal 1997: 8; Payne 1997: 63].

Usage Notes



User Submitted Issues
Status: Pending Parent needs to be reconsidered - Anthony Aristar
2010-06-04 14:00:04

It should be reconsidered whether Adjectival should be a child of Predicator, because this seems to be theory-specific and not general. Adjectives exhibit very diverse behaviors in the world's languages.

Status: Pending Adding subconcepts to Adjectival?
2010-12-16 13:20:04

Predicative and Attribute adjectives are not included here, there is no way so no way to distinguish attributive adjectives from adverbial or predicating adjectives.