21.4382, Qs: Predicate Adjectives Requiring PP Complements

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Subject: 21.4382, Qs: Predicate Adjectives Requiring PP Complements

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Date: 01-Nov-2010
From: Sarah Hunt [smhunt at uci.edu]
Subject: Predicate Adjectives Requiring PP Complements
 

	
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Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2010 12:52:13
From: Sarah Hunt [smhunt at uci.edu]
Subject: Predicate Adjectives Requiring PP Complements

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Dear LINGUIST List Members,

I'm a research assistant in a syntax lab at UC Irvine, and I'm working on 
a project that examines how the brain stores lexemes' syntactic 
information. This research would eventually go towards a journal 
article. 

This project focuses on predicate adjectives like "fond" that require a 
PP complement (presumably for thematic and case reasons) in English:

John is fond of the book
*John is fond

I am having trouble finding more of these. So far, two other people and 
myself have been going through lists of adjectives and testing each 
one for this criteria. But we're not having much success. I was 
wondering if anyone knows of a paper or book with a list of these, or 
even just happens to know a few other examples. I will post a summary 
of the responses.

Thanks!
Sarah Hunt 

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                     Psycholinguistics
                     Syntax




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