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By Guglielmo Cinque

ISBN-10: 0195115279

ISBN-13: 9780195115277

ISBN-10: 1423759737

ISBN-13: 9781423759737

One of many world's prime syntacticians provides proof for finding Adverb words within the specifiers of certain sensible projections inside of a singular and good articulated conception of the clause. during this concept, either adverbs and heads, which encode the practical notions of the clause, are ordered in a inflexible series. Cinques state-of-the-art suggestion means that the constitution of typical language sentences is far richer than formerly assumed.

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On je mozda ocigledno pretjerao u svojim izrazima zahvalnosti. neizostavno 'necessarily' > inteligentno 'intelligently' (159) a. On ce neizostavno inteligentno odgovoriti na svako neprijatno pitanje. ' b. *On 6e inteligentno neizostavno odgovoriti na svako neprijatno pitanje. inteligentno 'intelligently' > obicno 'usually' (160) a. Inteligentno, on obicno nikad ne odgovori na neprijatna pitanja. ' b. 96 obicno 'usually' > cesto 'often' (161) a. On obicno cesto navraca u moju kancelariju. ' b. *On cesto obicno navraca u moju kancelariju.

Ta bu-zai zongshi gen da-ge zhengcao. ' b. *ta zongshi bu-zai gen da-ge zhengcao. zongshi 'always' > yizhi 'continuously' (193) a. Zheyang de wenti, women zongshi yizhi yao taolun Hang ge xiaoshi. (C)110 such DE question, we always continuously must discuss two GE hours b. Zheyang de wenti, women yizhi zongshi yao taolun Hang ge xiaoshi. zongshi 'always' > ganggang 'just' (194) a. mei ci wo pengjian ta, ta zongshi ganggang cong guowai huilai. ' b. *mei ci wo pengjian ta, ta ganggang zongshi cong guowai huilai.

B. Riusciro a leggere tutto, forse, per la prossima settimana. ' c. Lui mi e sempre parso, francamente, una persona difficile. 7 Toward a universal hierarchy of AdvPs: some cross-linguistic evidence In this section, I consider some other languages (and language families) to see if the conclusions on the order of AdvPs reached on the basis of Romance have more general validity. Although by the logic of the inquiry, we cannot be certain, the ON THE RELATIVE ORDER OF ADVERB PHRASES 33 striking consistency found in the languages reviewed here makes me claim that a universal order, or hierarchy, of AdvPs does exist, in spite of the questions that remain to be clarified (and of the problems that a closer look will almost certainly reveal).

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