Copulative ( Concept )

      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Part Of Speech Property
                        |_ Predicator
                              |_ Verbal
                                    |_ Copulative


A verb such as 'be', 'seem', 'become', 'look', etc. which relates the subject to the complement, e.g. in 'He is a teacher', 'The policeman seemed not at all satisfied', 'It got worse and and worse'. [Hartmann and Stork 1972: 55]

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User Submitted Issues
Status: Pending Really needed? - Anthony Aristar
2010-06-09 14:21:31

This seems to overlap with Copula. We will need to investigate whether we really need Copulative as a distinct concept from Copula.