From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
WikiProject Linguistics / Theoretical Linguistics  (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Linguistics, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of linguistics on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by Theoretical Linguistics Task Force.

Whence the move?[edit]

There was a discussion a couple of years ago about a move, which resulted in no consensus. Should there have been a discussion about this move? I will just note that the new title "Comparative syntax in English" is ambiguous or confusing. My first reaction was that this was an article about comparing syntax in English, maybe syntax with semantics, or English with American. Now I realize that what was meant was "Syntax in English of the comparative". TomS TDotO (talk) 15:58, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I'm confused too. I reverted this move. There should be some discussion first, before making such a move which would require significant cleanup and disambiguation. Wbm1058 (talk) 02:53, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Currently, there is this article, called Comparative, and another article called Comparison (grammar). From the titles, you might think that Comparative is about the morphological phenomenon and Comparison is about the syntactic phenomenon. But in fact, Comparative is mostly about syntax, and is entirely about English; while Comparison is mostly about morphology, and mostly about English.
Either the two articles' topics need to be differentiated more clearly, or they need to be merged. Renaming Comparative to Comparative syntax in English was my attempt at differentiation (though I agree with TomS that it could be phrased better, e.g., Syntax of the comparative in English). But upon reflection, merger seems like a better idea.
Of course, we also need to fill out the articles with more discussion of other languages. --Macrakis (talk) 03:09, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
OK, I'm just here because a bot flagged the page move at Wikipedia:WikiProject Disambiguation/Malplaced disambiguation pages. Comparative should not redirect to Comparative (disambiguation). If there is no primary topic, then the (dab) should be moved to the base name. I'm far from expert in linguistics, so I leave it to you and others to sort out. Thanks, Wbm1058 (talk) 03:35, 19 November 2015 (UTC)