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Title: Modifying Adjuncts
Edited By: Ewald Lang
Claudia Maienborn
Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen
Series Title: Interface Explorations 4
Description:

Unlike the notion of "argument," that is central to modern linguistic theorizing, the phenomena that are commonly subsumed under the complementary notion "adjunct" so far have not attracted the attention they deserve. In this volume, leading experts in the field present current approaches to the grammar and pragmatics of adjuncts.

The contributions scrutinize i.a. the argument-adjunct distinction, specify conditions of adjunct placement, discuss compositionality issues, and propose new analyses of event-related modification. They are meant to shed new light on an area of linguistic structure that is deemed to be notoriously murky.

From the contents:

Part A: The argument-adjunct distinction

David Dowty
The dual analysis of adjuncts/complements in Categorial Grammar

Barbara H. Partee and Vladimir Borschev
Genitives, relational nouns, and argument-modifier ambiguity

Manfred Bierwisch
Heads, complements, adjuncts: Projection and saturation

Part B: Adjunct placement

Werner Frey
Syntactic conditions on adjunct classes

Benjamin Shaer "Manner" adverbs and the association theory: Some problems and solutions

Regine Eckardt
Manner adverbs and information structure: Evidence from the adverbial modification of verbs of creation

Thomas Ernst
Semantic features and the distribution of adverbs

Inger Rosengren
Clause-final left-adjunction

Part C: Case Studies on wieder/again

Karin Pittner
Process, eventuality and wieder/again

Gerhard Jäger and Reinhard Blutner
Competition and interpretation: The German adverb wieder ('again')

Arnim von Stechow
How are results represented and modified? Remarks on Jäger & Blutners's anti-decomosition

Part D: Flexibility of eventuality-related modification

Graham Katz
Event arguments, adverb selection, and the Stative Adverb Gap
Claudia Maienborn Event-internal modifiers: Semantic underspecification and conceptual interpretation

Johannes Dölling
Flexibility in adverbial modification: Reinterpretation as contextual enrichment

Susan Rothstein
Secondary predication and aspectual structure

Assinja Demjjanow and Anatoli Strigin
Real adjuncts in the Instrumental in Russian

Ilse Zimmermann
German participle II constructions as adjuncts

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Semantics
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110173522
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: vi, 657
Prices: Euro 98.00 / sFr 157,- / approx. US$ 98.