1 The equative
pseudo-cleft structure of biclausal wh-questions
Both are discursive means of representing the nature of this initial perceptual encounter: one explicitly, through the equative
power of simile, the other structurally, through an analogy of syntax.
2SG in non-verbal predication of the equative
absolutive} can appear alone or with another functor, locative or source of the action, or another absolutive (giving an equative
, such as Bill is the culprit).
and simulative constructions in the languages of Europe.
Nominal predicates can provide a greater variety of constructions such as equative
, existential, topic-comment, and 'it-is-named' constructions.
This kind of clause is known as a thematic equative
It seems that every language picked a spatial case at hand or even developed a completely distinct marker like the Tsez Equative
In (33) and (34) the ostensibly negative prefix im-, combined with the equative
form, allows Obama both to accept responsibility for his own limitations as well as to attribute limitations to Wright.
Here the possessor is the logical subject, while the possessed object is the grammatical subject of an equative
Second, they favour -or even require- an indefinite or zero article attribute (see further Fernandez Leborans, 1999: 2372-2379 for a more detailed account of the choice of the article in relation to the distinction between characterizing and equative
Genesis and development of the equative
copula in Sranan".