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The main function of namely in PDE is that of an appositional marker of equivalence meaning 'that is to say' (cf.
Diachronic evidence from Tibetan and Ao suggests that a lexical noun in an appositional or genitival construction first becomes grammaticalized as a local case marker/postposition, and then is subsequently pressed into a more abstract role as a disambiguating core case marker, but only when non-canonical constituent orders or possible confusions over the assignment of semantic roles may result in misinterpretations of meaning.
Archer, "The development of articular cartilage: evidence for an appositional growth mechanism," Anatomy and Embryology (Berl), vol.
Appositional Closure Identified by Ultrasound Biomicroscopy in Population-Based Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma Suspects: The Liwan Eye Study.
Cyclopentolate 1% eye drops were administered three times a day to deepen the anterior chamber and correct appositional angle closure in order to reduce IOP.
We thus have a string of propositions that bind labor to the hand (note the appositional phrasing), the hand to the brain, and the brain to language.
(9) "Act of being" here seems to be an appositional genitive, meaning the act that is being.
The proximal femur and the trochanter enlarge by appositional cartilage cell proliferation.
He considers "there are descriptive compounds in which the modifier is used in attributive appositional or adverbial manner and there are also determinative compounds in which one is not an attribute to the other; it is rather related to the other in a way corresponding to one of its grammatical cases."
According to Zentella, the category appositions and/or apposition bracket occurs when '[t]he code-switch marks the introduction of an appositional phrase that adds subject specification, and/or the bracket that return to the subject' (1997:96).
(208) Significantly, these images typically evoked a now obsolete Cold War masculinity whose assertion of normality derived, not from widespread social investment, but from an appositional stance towards the burgeoning counterculture--an opposition to opposition, so to speak.