Word Classes According To Robins In His General Linguistics. An Interpretation

Gaspar, Besin (2016) Word Classes According To Robins In His General Linguistics. An Interpretation. In: Proceeding International Seminar Enrichment of Career by Knowledge of Language and Literature IV. ITS Press, Surabaya, pp. 144-154. ISBN 978-602-0917-54-2

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This paper aims at analysing R.H. Robins' idea on word c lasses or parts of speech in his book General Linguistics. The identification focuses on the number of parts of speech/word classes, the criteria used in the classification and the approach used. In making the interpretation, the writer refers to some other references for comparisons. From the analysis, it was found that Robins classified English Words into nine classes based on traditional approach and traditional grammar. The criteria used in the categorization is the syntactic relation, not semantic or morphological criteria. One word can be categorized into more than one class. depending on the grammatical relation in the sentence.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Research Center > Language Center
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 05:25
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 05:25
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/28501

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