Adjectival Modification and Order Restrictions: The by Sven Kotowski PDF

By Sven Kotowski

This monographs investigates into the impact of the individual-/stage-level contrast (IL/SL) on order regulations of a number of prenominal adjectives (AORs). It rejects the restrict on a regular basis postulated—across assorted study frameworks—that SL-adjectives are being learned further from the top noun than IL-adjectives, relegating the alleged constraint to an epiphenomenon of extra common rules. whereas formal-theoretic hypotheses on AORs are formulated and placed to the try empirically through a wide corpus in addition to score reviews, the e-book additionally addresses adjective class, amendment styles, and the IL-SL-debate generally. the popular prenominal positions of ordinary SL-adjectives are argued to stick with from their nature as absolute-gradable adjectives in addition to from the excellence among item- and kind-modification. The empirical experiences corroborate those concerns. The booklet seriously discusses and opposes a number of well-established hypotheses on AORs, sketches a versatile and parsimonious syntax of adjectival amendment, and should be of curiosity to syntacticians and semanticists engaged on DP-structure, the IL-SL-debate, and adjectival amendment

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