What part of speech is ‘LITTLE’?

What part of speech is ‘LITTLE’?

‘Little’ is usually an adjective. However, it can also be an adverb or determiner.
1 (JJ) 2959580

2 (RR22) 1608861

3 (DA1)

‘little’ is a determiner between adverbs of degree and conjunctions or TO infinitve marker, between a verb or preposition and a comparative determiner:

(RG) little (CSA|TO|V|IO), (V|I) little (DAR)

(RG)little (NN1|NNT1)

2 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) POSSIBLE (JJ) 9508

5 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) A (AT1) 4811
6 IS (VBZ) LITTLE (DA1) MORE (DAR) THAN (CSN) 4452
7 VERY (RG) LITTLE (DA1) TO (TO) DO (VDI) 4105

9 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) ONE (MC1) 3138

11 WITH (IW) LITTLE (DA1) MORE (DAR) THAN (CSN) 2661
12 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) TWO (MC) 2547

14 VERY (RG) LITTLE (DA1) OF (IO) THE (AT) 2515
15 VERY (RG) LITTLE (DA1) IS (VBZ) KNOWN (VVN) 2512

17 VERY (RG) LITTLE (DA1) TIME (NNT1) TO (TO) 2429

19 AS (CSA) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) YOU (PPY) 2330

27 HAD (VHD) LITTLE (DA1) TO (TO) DO (VDI) 1818
28 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) 10 (MC) 1744
29 VERY (RG) LITTLE (DA1) EFFORT (NN1) . (.) 1704

32 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) 30 (MC) 1460

34 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) THREE (MC) 1436

36 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) 15 (MC) 1267

38 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) 5 (MC) 1246

41 VERY (RG) LITTLE (DA1) MONEY (NN1) . (.) 1190

44 SO (RG) LITTLE (DA1) TIME (NNT1) . (.) 1185

47 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) 2 (MC) 1149
48 VERY (RG) LITTLE (DA1) CHANCE (NN1) OF (IO) 1149
49 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) TIME (NNT1) AS (CSA) 1133
50 VERY (RG) LITTLE (DA1) OF (IO) IT (PPH1) 1128
51 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) FIVE (MC) 1126
52 HAVE (VHI) LITTLE (DA1_RR) TO (II) NO (AT) 1126

55 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) 3 (MC) 1045
56 VERY (RG) LITTLE (DA1) DIFFERENCE (NN1) BETWEEN (II) 1035

58 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) 1 (MC1) 1009
59 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) 20 (MC) 1000
60 HAVE (VH0) LITTLE (DA1) INTEREST (NN1) IN (II) 997

64 HAVE (VHI) LITTLE (DA1) EFFECT (NN1) ON (II) 985
65 OF (IO) LITTLE (DA1) MORE (DAR) THAN (CSN) 967
66 VERY (RG) LITTLE (DA1) ROOM (NN1) FOR (IF) 949

68 VERY (RG) LITTLE (DA1) TIME (NNT1) . (.) 938

75 HAVE (VHI) LITTLE (DA1) IMPACT (NN1) ON (II) 867
76 FOR (IF) LITTLE (DA1) MORE (DAR) THAN (CSN) 866

78 HAD (VHD) LITTLE (DA1) CHOICE (NN1) BUT (CCB) 860

81 DO (VDI) LITTLE (DA1) MORE (DAR) THAN (CSN) 841

84 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) ? (?) 823
85 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) FOUR (MC) 819
86 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) 24 (MC) 812
87 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) AN (AT1) 802
88 VERY (RG) LITTLE (DA1) INFORMATION (NN1) ABOUT (II) 793

90 VERY (RG) LITTLE (DA1_RR) , (,) AND (CC) 778
91 HAD (VHD) LITTLE (DA1) INTEREST (NN1) IN (II) 768
92 HAVE (VH0) LITTLE (DA1) TIME (NNT1) TO (TO) 768

94 HAD (VHD) LITTLE (DA1) EFFECT (NN1) ON (II) 762

96 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) SIX (MC) 743
97 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) $5 (NNU) 742
98 HAVE (VH0) LITTLE (DA1) CHOICE (NN1) BUT (CCB) 741
99 AS (RG) LITTLE (DA1) AS (CSA) $10 (NNU) 736

9 (RR32) 141541

12 (RR) 88637

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