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Adjectives and Adverbs: Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse - Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 20 (Paperback)
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Adjectives and Adverbs: Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse - Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 20 (Paperback)

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Paperback 374 Pages / Published: 27/03/2008
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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 and the 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 and adverbs, 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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199211623
Number of pages: 374
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 233 x 155 x 20 mm


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In sum, the articles in this book offer an excellent reflection of the current state of the field, even without aiming at comprehensive coverage. All of the authors take great care in laying out their data and applying to them a standard series of tests for grammaticality, distinctness of readings, coherency in discourse, and entailment, reflecting excellent standards of empirical argumentation. * Regine Eckardt, University of Goettingen, writing for Project Muse *
Another pleasant feature of the overall collection is that all of the authors develop their analyses against a range of background theories in (minimalist) syntax, (truth-conditional) semantics, and compatible pragmatic frameworks that, though all different in focus, could optimistically be viewed as belonging to one homogeneous paradigm. This allows the reader to contrast hypotheses of different chapters with each other. The differences that at times arise from such comparisons will arouse the readers interest in the topic. * Regine Eckardt, University of Goettingen, writing for Project Muse *
...hold[s] interest for semanticists, syntacticians and other theoretical linguists alike... * Aniko Csirmaz, Lingustics *

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