The Syntax Of Adjuncts by Thomas ErnstThe Syntax Of Adjuncts by Thomas Ernst

The Syntax Of Adjuncts

byThomas ErnstEditorS. R. Anderson

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This book proposes a theory of the distribution of adverbial adjuncts in a Principles and Parameters framework, claiming that there are few syntactic principles specific to adverbials; rather, for the most part, adverbials adjoin freely to any projection. A wide range of adverbial types is analyzed; predicational adverbs (such as manner, and modal adverbs), domain expressions such as financially, temporal, frequency, duration, and focusing adverbials; participant PP's (e.g. locatives and benefactives); resultative and conditional clauses, and others, taken primarily from English, Chinese, French, and Italian, with occasional reference to others (such as German and Japanese).
Title:The Syntax Of AdjunctsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:568 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.26 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521028183

ISBN - 13:9780521028189

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The semantics of predicational adverbs; 3. The scopal basis of adverb licensing; 4. Arguments for right-adjunction; 5. Noncanonical orders and the structure of VP; 6. Event-internal adjuncts; 7. Adjunct licensing in the auxrange; 8. Adjuncts in clause-initial projections; 9. Conclusions and prospects; Notes; References; Indexes.