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Title Adjectives [electronic resource] : formal analyses in syntax and semantics / edited by Patricia Cabredo Hofherr, Ora Matushansky.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (331 pages) : illustrations.
Series Linguistik aktuell/Linguistics today ; v. 153
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 153.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Adjectives: an introduction / Patricia Cabredo Hofherr -- Syntactic positions of attributive adjectives / Nadira Aljović -- The Syntactic differences between long and short forms of Russian adjectives / Leonard H. Babby -- The name of the adjective / Hagit Borer & Isabelle Roy -- Adjectives in Mandarin Chinese: The rehabilitation of a much ostracized category / Waltraud Paul -- Comparisons of similarity and difference / Peter Alrenga -- Characterizing superlative quantifiers / Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach -- Superlative adjectives and the licensing of non-modal infinitival subject relatives / Petra Sleeman -- Sentential complementation of adjectives in French / Catherine Léger -- Spanish adjectives within bounds / Rafael Marín.
Summary Adjectives are comparatively less well studied than the lexical categories of nouns and verbs. The present volume brings together studies in the syntax and semantics of adjectives. Four of the contributions investigate the syntax of adjectives in a variety of languages (English, French, Mandarin Chinese, Modern Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and Serbocroatian). The theoretical issues explored include: the syntax of attributive and predicative adjectives, the syntax of nominalized adjectives and the identification of adjectives as a distinct lexical category in Mandarin Chinese. A further four contr.
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Subject English language -- Adjective.
English language -- Syntax.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hofher, Patricia Cabredo, 1970-
Matushansky, Ora.
Other Form: Print version: Adjectives. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2010 9789027255365 (DLC) 2009053860 (OCoLC)495475481
ISBN 9789027288349 (electronic bk.)
9027288348 (electronic bk.)
9027255369 (alk. paper)
9789027255365 (alk. paper)
9789027255365 (alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786612558573