Adverbs and Adjectives: Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse

Paperback | April 23, 2008

EditorLouise Mcnally, Chris Kennedy

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In this volume leading researchers present new work on the semantics and pragmatics of adjectives and adverbs, and their interfaces with syntax. Its concerns include the semantics of gradability; the relationship between adjectival scales and verbal aspect; the relationship between meaning andthe positions of adjectives and adverbs in nominal and verbal projections; and the fine-grained semantics of different subclasses of adverbs and adverbs. Its goals are to provide a comprehensive vision of the linguistically significant structural and interpretive properties of adjectives andadverbs, to highlight the similarities between these two categories, and to signal the importance of a careful and detailed integration of lexical and compositional semantics. The editors open the book with an overview of current research before introducing and contextualizing the remaining chapters. The work is aimed at scholars and advanced students of syntax, semantics, formal pragmatics, and discourse. It will also appeal to researchers in philosophy,psycholinguistics, and language acquisition interested in the syntax and semantics of adjectives and adverbs.

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In this volume leading researchers present new work on the semantics and pragmatics of adjectives and adverbs, and their interfaces with syntax. Its concerns include the semantics of gradability; the relationship between adjectival scales and verbal aspect; the relationship between meaning andthe positions of adjectives and adverbs in ...

Louise McNally is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. She is the author of The Semantics of the English Existential Construction (Garland, 1997) and co-editor, with Peter Culicover, of Syntax and Semantics 29: The Limits of Syntax (Academic Press, 1998). Her publications include articles on vario...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:April 23, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199211620

ISBN - 13:9780199211623

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1. Louise McNally and Chris Kennedy: Introduction2. Peter Svenonius: The Position of Adjectives and Other Phrasal Modifiers in the Decomposition of DP3. Richard Larson and Hiroko Yamakido: Ezafe and the Deep Position of Nominal Modifiers4. Violeta Demonte: Meaning-Form Correlations and Adjective Position in Spanish5. marcin Morzycki: Nonrestrictive Modifiers in Nonparenthetical Positions6. Jenny Doetjes: Adjectives and Degree Modification7. Chris Kennedy and Beth Levin: Measure of Change: The Adjectival Core of Degree Achievements8. Christopher Pinon: Aspectual Composition With Degrees9. Graham Katz: Manner Modification of State Verbs10. Adam Zachary Wyner: Towards Flexible Types With Constraints for Manner and Factive Adverbs11. Olivier Bonami and Daniele Godard: Lexical Semantics and Pragmatics of Evaluative Adverbs12. Gina Taranto: Discourse Adjectives