Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN 1876-1933
  • E-ISSN: 1876-1941
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The article offers new data to the debate on lexical vs. constructional approaches to valency. Research on valency has mainly been concerned with verbs, and in this article it is argued that the neglected area of adjectival valency can shed some new light on this fundamental question. Among the evidence in favour of a constructional approach are the considerable differences in the possibilities of valency realisation between adjectives in attributive and in predicative function. It is also argued that a constructional approach allows for a more principled treatment of polysemy between valency variants.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): adjectives; constructional approach; lexical approach; polysemy; valency
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