Title: Adverbs and Adjectives
Subtitle: Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Editor: Christopher Kennedy
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199211616 Pages: 376 Price: U.S. $ 120.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780199211623 Pages: 376 Price: U.S. $ 45.00
In this volume leading researchers present new work on the semantics and pragmatics of adjectives and adverbs, and their interfaces with syntax. Its concerns include the semantics of gradability; the relationship between adjectival scales and verbal aspect; the relationship between meaning and the positions of adjectives and adverbs in nominal and verbal projections; and the fine-grained semantics of different subclasses of adverbs and adverbs. Its goals are to provide a comprehensive vision of the linguistically significant structural and interpretive properties of adjectives and adverbs, to highlight the similarities between these two categories, and to signal the importance of a careful and detailed integration of lexical and compositional semantics.
The editors open the book with an overview of current research before introducing and contextualizing the remaining chapters. The work is aimed at scholars and advanced students of syntax, semantics, formal pragmatics, and discourse. It will also appeal to researchers in philosophy, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition interested in the syntax and semantics of adjectives and adverbs.