By Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (ed.), Ora Matushansky (ed.)
Adjectives are relatively much less good studied than the lexical different types of nouns and verbs. the current quantity brings jointly stories within the syntax and semantics of adjectives. 4 of the contributions examine the syntax of adjectives in numerous languages (English, French, Mandarin chinese language, glossy Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and Serbocroatian). The theoretical concerns explored comprise: the syntax of attributive and predicative adjectives, the syntax of nominalized adjectives and the identity of adjectives as a unique lexical class in Mandarin chinese language. one other 4 contributions research assorted points within the semantics of adjectives in English, French, and Spanish, facing superlatives, comparatives, and element in adjectives. This quantity may be of curiosity to researchers and scholars in syntax, formal semantics, and language typology.
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If the above view that long adjectives are not constituents is correct, then we do not expect them to be able to move. However, in left branch extraction configurations they seem to be allowed to move; ‘ti’ is used to indicate the starting position of the adjective sta:ru:. (25) Sta:ru:i sam prodao [ ti kuću] old-long aux(1sg) sold house ‘I sold the old house’ Although I am not able at this moment to offer a conclusive answer to this problem, I will point to a similar example where a non-constituent seems to be able to “leftbranch” move: (26) Onu sta:ru:i sam prodao [ ti kuću] that old-long aux(1sg) sold house ‘I sold that old house’ Nadira Aljović Even if (25) could be taken to indicate that a long adjective is a constituent after all (and that the analysis represented by (7a) or (24a) is not adequate), (26) clearly shows that non-constituents can indeed be left branch extracted.
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Adjectives: Formal Analyses in Syntax and Semantics by Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (ed.), Ora Matushansky (ed.)