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The syntax and semantics of multiple degree modification in english

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dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Christopher
dc.contributor.author McNally, Louise, 1965-
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-27T08:35:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-27T08:35:23Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Kennedy C, McNally L. The syntax and semantics of multiple degree modification in english. In: Müller S, editor. Proceedings of the 12th international conference on head-driven phrase structure grammar; 2005 August 23–24; Lisboa. Stanford: CSLI Publications; 2005. p. 178-91.
dc.identifier.issn 1535-1793
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/22845
dc.description.abstract Focusing on the examples of multiple degree modification, this paper argues that the class of degree expressions in English is syntactically and semantically diverse, subdivided both according to the semantic effects of its members and according to the extent to which they permit, and participate in, multiple layers of modification. We argue that these two factors are linked, and result in (at least) a three-way distinction between TRUE DEGREE MORPHEMES, whichmap gradable adjectives to properties of individuals and combine with their arguments in a Head-Specifier structure; INTENSIFIERS, which are syntactic and semantic modifiers of properties constructed out of gradable adjectives; and SCALE MODIFIERS, which are also syntactic and semantic modifiers, but which combine with ‘bare’ gradable adjectives (relations between individuals and degrees) rather than properties formed out of gradable adjectives.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher CSLI Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 12th international conference on head-driven phrase structure grammar; 2005 August 23–24. p. 178-91.
dc.rights © CSLI Publications/n(http://web.stanford.edu/group/cslipublications/cslipublications/site/)
dc.subject.other Gramàtica comparada i general
dc.subject.other Semàntica
dc.title The syntax and semantics of multiple degree modification in english
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