periphrastic


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periphrastic

(pĕr″ĭ-frăs′tĭk) [Gr. periphrastikos]
Pert. to the use of superfluous words in expressing a thought, as in the writings and speech of some schizophrenics.
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Sentence (3) exemplifies the passive voice in a simple tense (in this case, the present indicative), while (5) exemplifies the passive in the compound past, bringing together the complexities of the two periphrastic constructions.
On the whole, the structures expressing modality, including both the inflectional and periphrastic subjunctive, account for 58.
19) Bjorck 1940:62 notes that the periphrastic progressive almost never co-occurs with the negation.
in the section on periphrastic verbs, as they call them, in the context of a syntactic description of verb types as elements in various morphosyntactic relationships.
The periphrastic tenses tend to be glossed with the progressive in English: The most conventional way of conveying the meaning of Example 1 in English would be to state I am going to school.
Keywords: Causal reasoning, neural basis of causation, lexical causatives, periphrastic causatives.
16) As with dramatically, the search was limited to the form dramaticamente, ignoring the periphrastic construction 'de forma/manera dramatica'.
The treatment of periphrasis in grammaticalization studies can be seen as a manifestation of the conflict pointed out above: on the one hand, it is cited as the best known example of a case in which "grammaticalization involve[s] entire periphrastic constructions, or event schemata" and therefore cannot be described in terms of words and morphemes (Heine and Kuteva 2002:7); on the other hand, the development of verbs into auxiliaries tends to be described as an independent process, and the grammatical meaning associated with the periphrastic construction tends to be attributed to the auxiliary alone (Heine 1993).
Beholden to both histories, "Cinquecento Jewelry" appears bewilderingly periphrastic except as an instance of the situation of workmanship under pressures from both classic and emerging meanings.
In the impersonal reflexive the clitic bears the subject grammatical function, but in the reflexive passive it is associated with a different one, much in the same way as the subject of a transitive sentence can also be realized as an oblique (a prepositional phrase headed by por 'by' in Spanish) in periphrastic passives.
word order, vocabulary and phraseology, similes, periphrastic expressions, and vocabulary (types of camels, pedigree and qualities of camels, types of falcon, types of rain and rainbringing clouds, and words for different pastures, hills and mountains).
His "defective" answer notwithstanding, Bloom gets away by substituting the missing information with "a periphrastic version of the general text" (17.