Download Adverbials: The Interplay Between Meaning,Context,and by Jennifer R. Austin, Stefan Engelberg, Gisa Rauh PDF

By Jennifer R. Austin, Stefan Engelberg, Gisa Rauh

Adverbials became an immense checking out flooring for learn at the interfaces among syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. The articles chosen for this quantity current contemporary study in this subject. one of the concerns addressed are the incidence of adverbials in a number of domain names of the sentence Mittelfeld, left and correct outer edge, adverbials in entrance of gaps, and the effect of the discourse context at the interpretation and place of adverbials. specific periods of adverbials which are mentioned comprise area, locative, temporal, demeanour, obvious, and measure adverbials. past the exploration of those issues, the amount displays the present debate among proponents of semantic-driven methods to the location of adverbials which think adverbials to be adjuncts and methods that declare a primacy of syntax in conceiving of adverbials as specifiers in a universally legitimate hierarchy of sensible projections.

Show description

Read Online or Download Adverbials: The Interplay Between Meaning,Context,and Syntactic Structure PDF

Similar language & grammar books

The Iranian Languages (Routledge Language Family Series)

The Iranian languages shape the key jap department of the Indo-European staff of languages, itself a part of the bigger Indo-Iranian kinfolk. predicted to have among one hundred fifty and two hundred million local audio system, the Iranian languages represent one of many world’s significant language households. This entire quantity bargains an in depth assessment of the main languages which make up this workforce: outdated Iranian, center Iranian, and New Iranian.

Dimensions of the Word

This quantity inscribes itself within the long-standing debate at the query of the prestige of "the word". contemplating the multi-faceted nature of the note, the authors are acutely aware that no resolution to the query could be exhaustive, but they realizes that every resolution brings us in the direction of a fuller knowing of the problem.

Corpus Linguistics at Work

The publication deals a mixed dialogue of the most theoretical, methodological and alertness concerns relating to corpus paintings. hence, ranging from the definition of what's a corpus and why analyzing a corpus demands a distinct technique from interpreting a textual content, the underlying assumptions at the back of corpus paintings are mentioned.

Additional resources for Adverbials: The Interplay Between Meaning,Context,and Syntactic Structure

Example text

Movement of an AdvP is involved when adverbials are topicalized (SpecTopP = SpecCP) in main clauses (46a). Topicalization can also be observed in subordinate clauses, where adverbial and object scrambling interact, resulting in both phrases moving into recursive TopPs above SubjP (46b). Finally, German also allows adverbials to be preposed together with an adjacent participle (and possibly the object) (46c). This is accounted for by VP-remnant movement which can only affect projections below ModP (46d).

The Mathematical Structure of Language. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Hitzeman, J. (1997). ” Natural Language Semantics, 5, 87–100. Jackendoff, R. S. (1972). Semantic Interpretation in Generative Grammar. Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press. Jacobs, J. (1993). ” In M. ), Wortstellung und Informationsstruktur (pp. 63–116). Tübingen: Niemeyer. Jacobs, J. (1994). Kontra Valenz. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag. Kayne, R. S. (1994). The Antisymmetry of Syntax. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Laenzlinger, C.

The Semantics of Verbs and Times in Generative Semantics and in Montague’s PTQ. Dordrecht and London: Reidel. Eckardt, R. (2002). ” In F. Hamm & T. E. ), Semantics [Linguistische Berichte, Special Issue 10] (pp. 91–127). Eckardt, R. (2003). ” In E. Lang, C. Maienborn, & C. ), Modifying Adjuncts (pp. 261–305). Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. Ernst, T. (1983). ” Linguistic Inquiry, 14, 542–549. Ernst, T. (2002). The Syntax of Adjuncts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ernst, T. (2003).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.87 of 5 – based on 45 votes