New PDF release: Adjectives and Adverbs: Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse

By Louise McNally,Christopher Kennedy

during this quantity prime researchers current new paintings at the semantics and pragmatics of adjectives and adverbs, and their interfaces with syntax. Its matters 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 alternative subclasses of adverbs and adverbs. Its targets are to
provide a entire imaginative and prescient of the linguistically major structural and interpretive homes of adjectives and adverbs, to spotlight the similarities among those different types, and to sign the significance of a cautious and special integration of lexical and compositional semantics.

The editors open the booklet with an summary of present learn ahead of introducing and contextualizing the remainder chapters. The paintings is geared toward students and complicated scholars of syntax, semantics, formal pragmatics, and discourse. it is going to additionally attract researchers in philosophy, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition drawn to the syntax and semantics of adjectives and adverbs.

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