Adverb Placement

A case study in antisymmetric syntax
 
 
Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 11. Dezember 1997
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • X, 256 Seiten
978-1-55619-902-8 (ISBN)
 
This monograph investigates a number of central issues in the Syntax of Adverbs with special reference to Greek in the light of Kayne's (1994) Antisymmetry Hypothesis. It examines the conditions on the placement of the various adverb types, their licensing requirements, and their relation to adjectives. The author advances an analysis according to which adverbs are licensed as Specifiers of functional projections in the clausal domain. As such, they enter a matching relation with the relevant features of the respective functional head. Adverbs are either directly merged at the relevant functional projection (for instance Aspectual and Speaker Oriented adverbs) or alternatively they are moved to this position from the complement domain of the verb (for instance manner adverbs). Furthermore, the volume examines the phenomenon of Adverb Incorporation. It is proposed that Incorporation is obligatory for those VP internal Adverbs which are 'structuraly non-complex' in Chomsky's 1995 terms. Finally, the similarities and differences between adverbs and adjectives, clausal and nominal structure are investigated and a number of asymmetries between the two are highlighted.
  • Englisch
  • Amsterdam/Philadelphia
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  • Niederlande
John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 245 mm
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  • Breite: 164 mm
  • 510 gr
978-1-55619-902-8 (9781556199028)
1556199023 (1556199023)
1. Preface; 2. 1. The Problems; 3. 2. Antisymmetry and the Minimalist Program; 4. 3. Word Order and Functional Projections in Greek; 5. 4. On Aspectual and Temporal Adverbs; 6. 5. Adverbial Licensing and Clause Structure; 7. 6. On Adverb Incorporation; 8. 7. Adverbs and Adjectives; 9. 8. Conclusions; 10. References; 11. Subject Index

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