27.5176, Books: Adjectival Modification and Order Restrictions: Kotowski

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Subject: 27.5176, Books: Adjectival Modification and Order Restrictions: Kotowski

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Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:10:43
From: Pablo Dominguez Andersen [pablo.dominguez at degruyter.com]
Subject: Adjectival Modification and Order Restrictions: Kotowski

 


Title: Adjectival Modification and Order Restrictions 
Subtitle: The Influence of Temporariness on Prenominal Word Order 
Series Title: Studia grammatica  

Publication Year: 2016 
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
	   http://www.degruyter.com/mouton
	

Book URL: https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/472464?format=G 


Author: Sven Kotowski

Hardback: ISBN:  9783110476385 Pages: 263 Price: U.S. $ 140.00


Abstract:

This monographs investigates into the influence of the individual-/stage-level
distinction (IL/SL) on order restrictions of multiple prenominal adjectives
(AORs). It rejects the restriction regularly postulated—across different
research frameworks—that SL-adjectives are being realized farther from the
head noun than IL-adjectives, relegating the alleged constraint to an
epiphenomenon of more general principles. While formal-theoretic hypotheses on
AORs are formulated and put to the test empirically via a large corpus as well
as two rating studies, the book also addresses adjective classification,
modification patterns, and the IL-SL-debate in general. The preferred
prenominal positions of typical SL-adjectives are argued to follow from their
nature as absolute-gradable adjectives as well as from the distinction between
object- and kind-modification. The empirical studies corroborate these
considerations. The book critically discusses and opposes several
well-established hypotheses on AORs, sketches a flexible and parsimonious
syntax of adjectival modification, and will be of interest to syntacticians
and semanticists working on DP-structure, the IL-SL-debate, and adjectival
modification
 



Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                     Syntax


Written In: English  (eng)

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