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dc.contributor.author Liao, Shen-yi
dc.contributor.author McNally, Louise, 1965-
dc.contributor.author Meskin, Aaron
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-26T12:26:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-26T12:26:26Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Liao S, McNally L, Meskin A. Aesthetic adjectives lack uniform behavior. Inquiry. 2016; 59(6):618-31. DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2016.1208927
dc.identifier.issn 0020-174X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/32802
dc.description.abstract The goal of this short paper is to show that esthetic adjectives—exemplified by “beautiful” and “elegant”—do not pattern stably on a range of linguistic diagnostics that have been used to taxonomize the gradability properties of adjectives. We argue that a plausible explanation for this puzzling data involves distinguishing two properties of gradable adjectives that have been frequently conflated: whether an adjective’s applicability is sensitive to a comparison class, and whether an adjective’s applicability is context-dependent.
dc.description.sponsorship Shen-yi Liao’s work was supported by a European Community FP7 Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship, grant PIIF-GA-2012-328977. Louise McNally’s work was supported by Spanish MINECO grant FFI2013-41301-P, AGAUR grant 2014SGR698, and an ICREA Academia award.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
dc.relation.ispartof Inquiry. 2016; 59(6):618-31. DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2016.1208927
dc.rights © Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Liao S, McNally L, Meskin A. Aesthetic adjectives lack uniform behavior. Inquiry. 2016; 59(6):618-31. DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2016.1208927. Inquiry is available online at: www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0020174X.2016.1208927
dc.title Aesthetic adjectives lack uniform behavior
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020174X.2016.1208927
dc.subject.keyword Aesthetic adjectives
dc.subject.keyword Aesthetic concepts
dc.subject.keyword Gradable adjectives
dc.subject.keyword Predicates of personal taste
dc.subject.keyword Experimental semantics
dc.subject.keyword Experimental philosophy
dc.subject.keyword Experimental philosophical aesthetics
dc.subject.keyword Context
dc.subject.keyword Comparison class
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/FFI2013-41301-P
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/328977
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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