The best way to conference proceedings by Francis Academic Press

Web of Proceedings - Francis Academic Press
Web of Proceedings - Francis Academic Press

A Comparative Study of the Syntactic Function Distribution of English and Chinese Adjectives

Download as PDF

DOI: 10.25236/iwacle.2018.068


Miaomiao Zhu, Nan Li

Corresponding Author

Miaomiao Zhu


According to different theories and standards, word classes have different methods of division. The generative grammar takes English as the research object, and divides the words into lexical category and functional category. The adjectives are content words and belong to lexical category. Chinese adjectives, the same as nouns, verbs, adverbs, and numerals, belong to content words. Therefore, adjectives are lexical words in the English and Chinese languages, and they have both surface and deep connections. Analysis of the differences in the distribution of syntactic functions is not only conducive to deepening our understanding of English and Chinese adjectives, enriching the theory of comparative study of English and Chinese adjectives, but also contributing to the smooth progress of cross-language communication.


English Adjectives, Chinese Adjectives, Syntactical Functions Distribution, Comparative Study