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Title: Optimizing Adverb Positions
Written By: Eva Engels
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 181

Adverb positions vary within a single language as well as across diverse
languages. Based on the study of adverbs in English, French and German,
this monograph shows that the distribution of adverbs is influenced by
various factors at distinct levels of linguistic representation – comprising
semantics, syntax, phonology and information structure – which interact in
determining adverb positions. The results of the investigation are formulated
within the theoretical framework of Optimality Theory, which captures the
complex interaction of these factors by hierarchically ranked constraints,
deriving cross-linguistic variation of adverb positions by differences in the
language-specific constraint hierarchies.

The book is divided into two parts: While Part I examines adverb positions in
general, Part II investigates under which circumstances an adverb may
attach to a phonetically empty constituent in the languages under discussion.
The book appeals to a linguistic audience interested in Germanic and
Romance languages as well as in theoretical syntax in general.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Generative Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027281845
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027255648
Prices: U.K. £ 105.00
Europe EURO 111.30
U.S. $ 158.00