Adverbials: The Interplay Between Meaning,Context,and by Jennifer R. Austin, Stefan Engelberg, Gisa Rauh

By Jennifer R. Austin, Stefan Engelberg, Gisa Rauh

Adverbials became a tremendous checking out flooring for examine at the interfaces among syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. The articles chosen for this quantity current contemporary study in this subject. one of the concerns addressed are the incidence of adverbials in numerous domain names of the sentence Mittelfeld, left and correct outer edge, adverbials in entrance of gaps, and the impact of the discourse context at the interpretation and place of adverbials. specific periods of adverbials which are mentioned contain area, locative, temporal, demeanour, obvious, and measure adverbials. past the exploration of those issues, the amount displays the present debate among proponents of semantic-driven techniques to the location of adverbials which suppose adverbials to be adjuncts and methods that declare a primacy of syntax in conceiving of adverbials as specifiers in a universally legitimate hierarchy of useful projections.

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Edge effects Within head-initial phrases, modifiers before the head cannot be extended to the right; cf. the adverbial with respect to the left-headed English VP (37b) versus the same adverbial in the corresponding right-headed German VP (37a). (37) a. Er hat es [sehr viel sorfältiger als jeder andere] analysiert. he has it very much carefullier than any other analyzed b. He has [(much more) carefully (*than anyone else)] analyzed it.  Obligatory adverbials With some verbs, accompanying adverbials are obligatory; this raises the question whether such obligatory adverbials should be treated as complements, and whether this also holds of non-obligatory adverbials of the same class as the obligatory ones (cf.

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More phenomena Apart from the phenomena we have already encountered in Sections 2 and 3, there are a number of other intricate phenomena which pose a challenge to theories of the positioning of adverbials and those of the syntax-semantics interface. Some of the more frequently discussed ones are briefly summarized here.   Jennifer R.  Stacking Series of adverbials of the same adverbial class (35a) or sometimes even different ones (35b) can seemingly form a single constituent. This is revealed by their position in the German Vorfeld which is assumed to allow only one constituent.

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