Modifying Adjuncts

Modifying Adjuncts

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Unlike the notion of ArargumentAl that is central to modern linguistic theorizing, the phenomena that are commonly subsumed under the complementary notion AradjunctAl so far have not attracted the attention they deserve. In this volume, leading experts in the field present current approaches to the grammar and pragmatics of adjuncts. Among other things, the contributions scrutinize the argument-adjunct distinction, specify conditions of adjunct placement, discuss compositionality issues, and propose new analyses of event-related modification. They are meant to shed new light on an area of linguistic structure that is deemed to be notoriously overlooked.In one reading of schnell gehen (a#39;walk quicklya#39;), the adverb characterizes the single successive movements of the legs ... for the base positions of both manner adverbs and restitutive wieder close to the verb: (26) Adjuncts that apply to parts ofanbsp;...

Title:Modifying Adjuncts
Author:Ewald Lang, Claudia Maienborn, Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2003-01-01


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