By Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (ed.), Ora Matushansky (ed.)
Adjectives are relatively much less good studied than the lexical different types of nouns and verbs. the current quantity brings jointly reviews within the syntax and semantics of adjectives. 4 of the contributions examine the syntax of adjectives in a number of languages (English, French, Mandarin chinese language, sleek Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and Serbocroatian). The theoretical concerns explored contain: the syntax of attributive and predicative adjectives, the syntax of nominalized adjectives and the id of adjectives as a different lexical type in Mandarin chinese language. an additional 4 contributions learn various points within the semantics of adjectives in English, French, and Spanish, facing superlatives, comparatives, and element in adjectives. This quantity may be of curiosity to researchers and scholars in syntax, formal semantics, and language typology.
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The examples in (3) and (4) illustrate the contrast between short and long forms in BCS with respect to the predicative use:5 3. The pitch-accent of this form is long falling (the stressed syllable is the one of the adjectival base, its vowel is long and bears falling tone), while that of the short form in (2a) is short rising (vowel length, when participating in the short/long distinction of adjectives will be marked by [:]; BCS orthography does not mark prosodic features). m/nt contexts as well.
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Adjectives: Formal Analyses in Syntax and Semantics by Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (ed.), Ora Matushansky (ed.)