Adjectives and adjective phrases

Shi-Zhe HUANG, Jing JIN, Dingxu SHI

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The category of adjectives consists of lexical items that characteristically represent properties of entities such as dimension, age, color, speed, etc. A full-fledged adjective phrase is typically composed of an adverb and an adjective. This chapter mainly deals with the modifying function of adjectives and adjective phrases. Copyright © 2016 Cambridge University Press.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA reference grammar of Chinese
EditorsChu-Ren HUANG , Dingxu SHI
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781139028462
ISBN (Print)9780521769396, 9780521181051
Publication statusPublished - 2016


Huang, S.-Z., Jin, J., & Shi, D. (2016). Adjectives and adjective phrases. In C.-R. Huang, & D. Shi (Eds.), A reference grammar of Chinese (pp. 276-296). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


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