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Verb sub-classification: copular vs. non-copular

Publication: Analele Universității „Ovidius” din Constanța. Seria Filologie, XXIV (1), p. 22-26
Publisher:Ovidius University Press
Abstract:Unlike in traditional grammar, where the copula (or linking verb) is denied the syntactic role of predicate1 (“the copula cannot act syntactically as a predicate on its own, but only alongside a subject complement, with which it forms not a verbal but a nominal predicate” – Grammar of the Romanian Academy, 1966), in modern grammar, both the copular and the non-copular verb – when used in personal moods – are regarded as predicate heads (which actualize the syntactic role of predicate).
1We use “predicate” in English in the modern sense derived from Gottlob Frege, viz. as the main verb and any auxiliary verbs it may take, i.e. what has more recently been dubbed predicator so as to avoid confusion.
Key words:syntactic predicate, verbal predicate, nominal predicate, copular verb, predicative clause, subject complement, attributive statement, identity statement
Language: English

Citations to this publication: 1

References in this publication: 3

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