The interplay between meaning, context, and syntactic structure

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  • Editors: Jennifer R. Austin1, Stefan Engelberg1, and Gisa Rauh1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2004
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027295330

Adverbials have become an important testing ground for research on the interfaces between syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. The articles selected for this volume present recent research on this topic. Among the issues addressed are the occurrence of adverbials in various domains of the sentence <i>Mittelfeld</i>, left and right periphery, adverbials in front of gaps, and the influence of the discourse context on the interpretation and position of adverbials. Particular classes of adverbials that are discussed include domain, locative, temporal, manner, transparent, and degree adverbials. Beyond the exploration of these topics, the volume reflects the current debate between proponents of semantic-driven approaches to the positioning of adverbials which assume adverbials to be adjuncts and approaches that claim a primacy of syntax in conceiving of adverbials as specifiers in a universally valid hierarchy of functional projections.

Subjects: Syntax; Semantics; Generative linguistics; Theoretical linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Wuppertal

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