By Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (ed.), Ora Matushansky (ed.)

ISBN-10: 9027255369

ISBN-13: 9789027255365

ISBN-10: 9027288348

ISBN-13: 9789027288349

Adjectives are relatively much less good studied than the lexical different types of nouns and verbs. the current quantity brings jointly stories within the syntax and semantics of adjectives. 4 of the contributions examine the syntax of adjectives in quite a few languages (English, French, Mandarin chinese language, glossy Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and Serbocroatian). The theoretical concerns explored contain: the syntax of attributive and predicative adjectives, the syntax of nominalized adjectives and the identity of adjectives as a unique lexical class in Mandarin chinese language. an extra 4 contributions learn diverse features within the semantics of adjectives in English, French, and Spanish, facing superlatives, comparatives, and point in adjectives. This quantity can be of curiosity to researchers and scholars in syntax, formal semantics, and language typology.

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An anonymous reviewer points to a possible contrast illustrated by the data in (ia) and (ib): (i) a. *Najviše mi se dopao jedan tamno plavi. m ‘I liked a/the blue one best’ b. Najviše mi se dopao jedan tamno plav. As we can see, in the presence of an intensifier such as tamno ‘dark’ the sentence in (ia) containing a long adjective is ungrammatical, while that in (ib) with a short adjective is acceptable. I suspect that the contrast in these two examples does not concern the pheno­ menon of ellipsis.

3). Section 4 deals with the problem of agreement on attributive adjectives. I will show how the syntactic solution proposed in Section 3 can be used to account for the puzzle of the “double” agreement of long adjectives and for distributional differences between the two forms, as well as for the morphology of the short and long inflections. In Section 4 I will try to apply the insights of the proposal to adjectival agreement in German. Section 5 contains a summary of the results of the research reported in this paper.

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