This book explores the syntax of adjectives under the Generative framework
of grammar. It makes a contribution to the theory of modification and
predication, which is supported by a considerable amount of data from many
typologically different languages.
The syntactic analysis it proposes can account for numerous interpretive
properties that adjectives present in both their attributive and
predicative function, which have drawn particular attention in the
specialized literature of the last decades.
Numerous diagrams illustrate the structures proposed throughout the book,
and the formal analysis is made clearer by means of detailed explanations
and exemplifications. The comparative approach adopted, together with the
assumption of a formal model of grammar, makes this study combine empirical
investigation with the theoretical insights of the last years.
This book can be of interest for advanced students in syntax as well as for
scholars and researchers concerned with the syntax-semantics interface.
Given the exposition and analysis of a large amount of data taken from
typologically different languages, it can also be important for people
interested in the study of noun phrases in a comparative perspective.
Francesca Ramaglia is currently holding a postdoctoral research fellow
position at the University of Roma Tre (Department of Linguistics). Among
her main research interests are the nominal domain and the interface
analysis of information-structurally marked constructions.