Formal analyses in syntax and semantics

| CNRS / University of Paris 8
| University of Utrecht
ISBN 9789027255365 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027288349 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Adjectives are comparatively less well studied than the lexical categories of nouns and verbs. The present volume brings together studies in the syntax and semantics of adjectives. Four of the contributions investigate the syntax of adjectives in a variety of languages (English, French, Mandarin Chinese, Modern Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and Serbocroatian). The theoretical issues explored include: the syntax of attributive and predicative adjectives, the syntax of nominalized adjectives and the identification of adjectives as a distinct lexical category in Mandarin Chinese. A further four contributions examine different aspects in the semantics of adjectives in English, French, and Spanish, dealing with superlatives, comparatives, and aspect in adjectives. This volume will be of interest to researchers and students in syntax, formal semantics, and language typology.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 153]  2010.  vii, 335 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Adjectives: An introduction
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
Part I. Syntax
Syntactic positions of attributive adjectives
Nadira Aljović
The syntactic differences between long and short forms of Russian adjectives
Leonard H. Babby
The name of the adjective
Hagit Borer and Isabelle Roy
Adjectives in Mandarin Chinese: The rehabilitation of a much ostracized category
Waltraud Paul
Part II. Semantics
Comparisons of similarity and difference
Peter Alrenga
Characterizing superlative quantifiers
Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach
Superlative adjectives and the licensing of non-modal infinitival subject relatives
Petra Sleeman
Sentential complementation of adjectives in French
Catherine Léger
Spanish adjectives within bounds
Rafael Marín
Languages index
Subject index
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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