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Property concepts in Otomi: A language with no adjectives

Palancar, EL (2006) Property concepts in Otomi: A language with no adjectives International Journal of American Linguistics, 72 (3). pp. 325-366.

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In this article, I study the way property concepts such as 'big', 'red', 'high', etc., are lexically treated in Otomi, an Otomanguean language from Central Mexico. I show in detail that such concepts are not encoded as adjectives but rather as verbs and nouns. Lexemes denoting such concepts also occur in an interesting type of nominal compound. The present analysis is based on the dialect of San Ildefonso Tultepec Otomi, but the claims made can be extended to other Otomi variants. © 2006 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

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Date : 1 July 2006
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Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:10
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