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LINGUIST List 21.5200

Tue Dec 21 2010

Qs: Adjectives Modifying Sentence-Level Adverbs

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        1.     Elizabeth Coppock , Adjectives Modifying Sentence-Level Adverbs

Message 1: Adjectives Modifying Sentence-Level Adverbs
Date: 19-Dec-2010
From: Elizabeth Coppock <eecoppockgmail.com>
Subject: Adjectives Modifying Sentence-Level Adverbs
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Hi linguists,

I am looking for formal semantic treatments of sentence-level adverbs like
'possibly' and 'obviously' modifying an attributive adjective, as in 'an
obviously tall man', 'a possibly relevant article', etc. I am finding lots
of treatments of these kinds of adverbs modifying sentences, as in
'Obviously, he will come,' but I am unable to find anything on the
adjective-modifying case. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I
would be much obliged.


Elizabeth Coppock
Postdoctoral Scholar
Lund University

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

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