On Distributional Features of Adverbial Modifier of Manner in Typologically Different Languages: A Case Study

Mirzayeva Intizar Gahraman

Abstract


The study aims to analyze the distributional features of adverbial modifier of manner in two languages that are typologically and genealogically different: English and Azerbaijani. Although the issue has been focused in these languages separately from various angles including semantic, syntactic and prosodic perspectives, there is a gap in the domain of comparative studies. In this regard, syntax is of special importance. Syntactic analysis reveals that in the both languages sentence members are not distributed randomly. In other words, their distribution within the sentence is regulated by certain rules. Each of the sentence members, entering the sentence structure in the syntagmatic order, establishing coordination with sentence members coming before or after it, turns to the bearer of the intended semantic or grammatical functions. Analyses of grammatical forms of the sentences in the English and Azerbaijani sentences show that alongside the universal features which are common for the grammatical forms in sentences of each language, these languages possess distinctive features as well.


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sentence, sentence member, adverbial modifier, distribution of sentence members, place of adverbial modifier of manner in the sentence

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.alls.v.8n.6p.126

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