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Verbs: a word type that has the function in the sentence to express an activity, a state or a process and to give it a temporal determination (present, future, past) through its form. See also word classes, semantic value.

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Gärdenfors I 181
Verbs/Croft/Gärdenfors: Croft (2001) Thesis: The role of verbs is described by Croft as a predication.
GärdenforsVsCroft/GärdenforsVsFrege: the concept of predication is too abstract (it can be traced back to Frege) and does not describe the communicative role of verbs. Moreover, verbs are not adequately characterized by predication, since adjectives also predicate.

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Croft I
William Croft
Radical Construction Grammar: Syntactic Theory in Typological Perspective Oxford 2001

Gä I
P. Gärdenfors
The Geometry of Meaning Cambridge 2014

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-03-17