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By Louise McNally, Christopher Kennedy

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ISBN-13: 9780199211616

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During this quantity best researchers current new paintings at the semantics and pragmatics of adjectives and adverbs, and their interfaces with syntax. Its matters comprise the semantics of gradability; the connection among adjectival scales and verbal point; the connection among that means and the positions of adjectives and adverbs in nominal and verbal projections; and the fine-grained semantics of alternative subclasses of adverbs and adverbs. Its objectives are to supply a complete imaginative and prescient of the linguistically major structural and interpretive houses of adjectives and adverbs, to spotlight the similarities among those different types, and to sign the significance of a cautious and precise integration of lexical and compositional semantics. The editors open the publication with an outline of present learn sooner than introducing and contextualizing the remainder chapters. The paintings is geared toward students and complex scholars of syntax, semantics, formal pragmatics, and discourse. it is going to additionally attract researchers in philosophy, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition attracted to the syntax and semantics of adjectives and adverbs.

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By Louise McNally, Christopher Kennedy

ISBN-10: 0199211612

ISBN-13: 9780199211616

ISBN-10: 0199211620

ISBN-13: 9780199211623

During this quantity best researchers current new paintings at the semantics and pragmatics of adjectives and adverbs, and their interfaces with syntax. Its matters comprise the semantics of gradability; the connection among adjectival scales and verbal point; the connection among that means and the positions of adjectives and adverbs in nominal and verbal projections; and the fine-grained semantics of alternative subclasses of adverbs and adverbs. Its objectives are to supply a complete imaginative and prescient of the linguistically major structural and interpretive houses of adjectives and adverbs, to spotlight the similarities among those different types, and to sign the significance of a cautious and precise integration of lexical and compositional semantics. The editors open the publication with an outline of present learn sooner than introducing and contextualizing the remainder chapters. The paintings is geared toward students and complex scholars of syntax, semantics, formal pragmatics, and discourse. it is going to additionally attract researchers in philosophy, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition attracted to the syntax and semantics of adjectives and adverbs.

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Minnesotan) wild rice = zizania palustris (from Minnesota) b. wild Minnesotan rice = compositional only: uncultivated rice from Minnesota Along the same lines, nervous system is a kind of idiom, as is French toast; if regularly merged, compositional adjectives can only be merged outside nP, and these idiomatic adjectives are merged below, then the regular adjective cannot appear in between the idiomatic adjective and the noun. g. Liberman and Sproat (1992). Compare the A–N idiom wild ríce to the A–N compound wíld man.

Otâq-é besyar kuchik room-ez very small “very small room” (AP) b. xune-yé [kenar-é dærya] house-ez next-ez sea “house on the beach” (PP) c. otâq-î ké bozorg ast room-rel that big is “room that is big” (CP) The Ezafe construction raises a number of interesting questions, not the least of which is: What is the Ezafe morpheme? What is its status under current grammatical theory? 1 All data in this paper are drawn from either Samiian (1994) or Ghozati (2000). 44 Ezafe and the deep position of nominal modifiers In this chapter we develop a proposal advanced by Samiian (1994) that Ezafe is a case-marker, inserted to case-license [+N] elements.

Secondly, the actual observed orderings are not as rigid as such an approach would seem to predict. What is desired is an independently motivated hierarchy, with some way to fit adjectives into it in a way that correctly predicts adjective ordering facts. 2 Focused adjectives Steps have been taken in the right direction. Guttiérez-Rexach and Mallen (2002), Giusti (2002), Truswell (2004), and Demonte (this volume), for example, adopt something like Zamparelli’s (2000) Kind or Ki head, a level at which “kind” concepts are formed, and suggest that Focused adjectives are above KiP.

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