LINGUIST List 15.753

Tue Mar 2 2004

Qs: Adjectives/Post-Head Verbal Modifiers

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  1. Eva Fenwick, References & information for an Honours thesis

Message 1: References & information for an Honours thesis

Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 01:17:10 -0500 (EST)
From: Eva Fenwick <>
Subject: References & information for an Honours thesis

I'm doing Honours at Melbourne University and my thesis topic is
concerned with the use of adjectives as post-head modifiers of verbs
instead of adverbs (the dropping of the -ly adverb suffix). I'm
exploring where this process occurs syntactically, when it occurs
socially and in which mediums it occurs (eg. speech, tv, email etc). I
am hoping for any useful references of previous research in this area.

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