chapter  9
Special constituent words
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There are three classes of special constituent words: numerals and classifi ers, pronouns, and echoic words. Each class is special in its own way.

9.1 Numerals and classifi ers Different from nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, which are called constituent words, numerals and classifi ers are special in that they may both stand as clause constituents and that their combinations still function as clause constituents.