The interplay between meaning, context, and syntactic structure
Adverbials have become an important testing ground for research on the interfaces between syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. The articles selected for this volume present recent research on this topic. Among the issues addressed are the occurrence of adverbials in various domains of the sentence Mittelfeld, left and right periphery, adverbials in front of gaps, and the influence of the discourse context on the interpretation and position of adverbials. Particular classes of adverbials that are discussed include domain, locative, temporal, manner, transparent, and degree adverbials. Beyond the exploration of these topics, the volume reflects the current debate between proponents of semantic-driven approaches to the positioning of adverbials which assume adverbials to be adjuncts and approaches that claim a primacy of syntax in conceiving of adverbials as specifiers in a universally valid hierarchy of functional projections.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 70] 2004. ix, 343 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword | p. ix
Current issues in the syntax and semantics of adverbialsJennifer R. Austin, Stefan Engelberg and Gisa Rauh | pp. 1–44
Circumstantial adverbs and aspectDavid Adger and George Tsoulas | pp. 45–66
Optimizing adverb placement in gap constructionsEva Engels | pp. 67–101
Domain adverbs and the syntax of adjunctsThomas Ernst | pp. 103–129
Depictives and transparent adverbsWilhelm Geuder | pp. 131–166
Degree Phrases versus Quantifier Phrases in prenominal and preverbal positions: A hybrid explanation for some distributional asymmetriesDagmar Haumann | pp. 167–203
A feature-based theory of adverb syntaxChristopher Laenzlinger | pp. 205–252
Where syntax and semantics meet: Adverbial positions in the German middle fieldKarin Pittner | pp. 253–287
Left/right contrasts among English temporal adverbialsBenjamin Shaer | pp. 289–332
Author index | p. 333
Subject index | p. 337
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General