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Abstract

Abstract

This article discusses the syntax and semantics of the DS comparative in Chinese, which is an adjectival comparative in which the sequence ‘even-more much’ occurs as the degree complement clause of the matrix adjective. The element ‘much’ is a quantity-adjective that interacts with ‘even-more’ to introduce an additional standard of comparison into the DS comparative in order to make the comparison denoted by the degree complement clause possible.

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Keyword(s): complement clause , degree interval , gap predicate , quantity adjective and standard of comparison
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