Adjectives and Adverbs: Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse by Louise McNally,Christopher Kennedy

By Louise McNally,Christopher Kennedy

during this quantity top researchers current new paintings at the semantics and pragmatics of adjectives and adverbs, and their interfaces with syntax. Its issues contain 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 other subclasses of adverbs and adverbs. Its targets are to
provide a finished 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 particular integration of lexical and compositional semantics.

The editors open the ebook with an summary of present study ahead of introducing and contextualizing the rest chapters. The paintings is aimed toward students and complex scholars of syntax, semantics, formal pragmatics, and discourse. it's 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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