Functional and diachronic aspects
Adverbs as a word class are notoriously difficult to define. The volume deals with the delimitation of this category, its internal structure, the morphological make-up of adverbs and their positions in syntactic structures. A closer look at diachronic developments sheds light on the characteristics of adverbial word-formation. Taking into account adverbs in German, English, Dutch, French and Italian, the contributions to this volume provide new insights into the characteristics of this heterogeneous and multi-faceted category and will be of interest to linguists working in the fields of morphology, syntax and language change.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 170] 2015. v, 275 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
IntroductionKarin Pittner, Daniela Elsner and Fabian Barteld | pp. 1–18
Adverbs as a linguistic category (?)Gisa Rauh | pp. 19–46
Defining Focusing Modifiers in a cross-linguistic perspective: A discussion based on English, German, French and ItalianAnna-Maria De Cesare Greenwald | pp. 47–82
Dutch adverbial morphology: A scalar approachJanneke Diepeveen | pp. 83–100
Adverbial morphology in German: Formations with -weise/-erweiseDaniela Elsner | pp. 101–132
Between inflection and derivation: Adverbial suffixes in English and GermanKarin Pittner | pp. 133–156
On the distinction between adverbs and adjectives in Middle High GermanFabian Barteld | pp. 157–178
Lexicalization of PPs to adverbs in historic varieties of GermanSandra Waldenberger | pp. 179–206
Comparative adverb syntax: A cartographic approachChristopher Laenzlinger | pp. 207–238
Adverbs in unusual placesMartin Schäfer | pp. 239–272
Index | pp. 273–276
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General