Predicator ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/Predicator


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Part Of Speech Property
                        |_ Predicator

Direct SubConcepts:

Verbal  Adjectival  TertiaryPredicator  UnaryPredicator  BinaryPredicator  Adverbial  ZeroPlacePredicator  Complement  



Definition:

Predicator is the class of syntactic words that are fundamentally relation inducing. That is, predicators license argument structure [Anderson 1997: 14]. Verbs are quintessential predicators, though other categories, such as determiners and some nouns, are also predicative in nature.


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