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Date: 06-Dec-2006
From: Daniel Davies < ddavies at cambridge.org >
Subject: The Syntax of Adjuncts: Ernst 

	
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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 08:58:19
From: Daniel Davies < ddavies at cambridge.org >
Subject: The Syntax of Adjuncts: Ernst 
 



Title: The Syntax of Adjuncts 
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics   96  

Publication Year: 2006 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
	   http://us.cambridge.org
	
Author: Thomas Ernst

Paperback: ISBN: 0521028183 Pages: 567 Price: U.S. $ 58.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521028183 Pages: 567 Price: U.K. £ 33.00


Abstract:

This book proposes a theory of the distribution of adverbial adjuncts in a
Principles and Parameters framework, claiming that there are few syntactic
principles specific to adverbials; rather, for the most part, adverbials
adjoin freely to any projection. Adjuncts' possible hierarchical positions
are determined by whether they can receive a proper interpretation,
according to their selectional (including scope) requirements and general
compositional rules, while linear order is determined by hierarchical
position along with a system of directionality principles and morphological
weight, both of which apply generally to adjuncts and all other syntactic
elements.  A wide range of adverbial types is analysed; predicational
adverbs (such as manner, and modal adverbs), domain expressions like
financially, temporal, frequency, duration and focusing adverbials;
participant PPs (e.g. locatives and benefactives); resultative and
conditional clauses, and others, taken primarily from English, Chinese,
French and Italian, with occasional reference to others (such as German and
Japanese). 



Acknowledgements; 
1. Introduction; 
2. The semantics of predicational adverbs; 
3. The scopal basis of adverb licensing; 
4. Arguments for right-adjunction; 
5. Noncanonical orders and the structure of VP; 
6. Event-internal adjuncts; 
7. Adjunct licensing in the auxrange; 
8. Adjuncts in clause-initial projections; 
9. Conclusions and prospects; 
Notes; 
References; 
Indexes. 


Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                     English (eng)
                     French (fra)
                     German, Standard (deu)
                     Italian (ita)
                     Japanese (jpn)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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