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Hunston, Susan and Hang Su. 2019. Adjective complementation patterns and judgement: Aligning lexical-grammatical and discourse-semantic approaches in appraisal research. Text & Talk 39 (3) : 415–440.
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De Gruyter


This paper uses a lexical-grammatical method to examine the evaluation of human conduct and/or character. It employs adjective complementation patterns as the base to explore the lexical-grammatical means at risk in the judgement appraisal system, intending to inquire the level at which we can come at the same categorization of the means actualizing judgement if a formal or lexical-grammatical method, rather than a discourse-semantic one, is used.