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Grammatical Relation

Grammatical Relation

A grammatical relation is a role of a noun phrase or complement clause that determines syntactic behaviors such as the following:

  • Word position in a clause
  • Verb agreement
  • Participation and behavior in such operations as passivization
Page/s: 65–66
Source: Comrie 1989

Comrie, Bernard. 1989.Language universals and linguistic typology. 2nd edition. Chicago: University of Chicago.

Page/s: 66
Source: Andrews, A. 1985

Andrews, Avery. 1985. "The major functions of the noun phrase." In Shopen 1985b

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