QUANTIFYING STRUCTURES AND THE MORPHOLOGICAL CLASS OF THE NUMERAL

Studii si Cercetari Filologice: Seria Limbi Straine Aplicate. 2012;(11):27-31

 

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Journal Title: Studii si Cercetari Filologice: Seria Limbi Straine Aplicate

ISSN: 1583-2236 (Print)

Publisher: University of Pitesti

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: German, French, Russian, Portuguese, English, Spanish; Castilian, Italian

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AUTHORS

Laura Ionică (Université de Piteşti, Roumanie)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The numeral has always been a long debated subject in the Romanian grammar, due to its heterogeneous nature. The debate is closely connected to the grammarians’ generally stated idea that this lexical-grammatical class is denied the status of part of speech, being included in other grammatical classes. The present study is a bold attempt to demonstrate that the semantic and morpho-syntactic features categorize the numeral as an independent lexical-grammatical class, even though a series of elements interacts with other parts of speech. The values of the various types of numerals explain the morpho-syntactic heterogeneity of this class. Nevertheless, these values attributed to numerals must not be intermingled with the parts of speech themselves.