Saturday, 6 October 2012

Word Class: Nominal

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 320-1):
These word classes — noun (= common noun), adjective, numeral and determiner — are all different kinds of noun; they are subclasses of this one primary class. This larger class are [sic] sometimes referred to as ‘nominals’, to avoid confusion with ‘noun’ in its narrower, more specific sense.