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Title Adverbs and adverbial adjuncts at the interfaces / edited by Katalin E. Kiss.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, [2009]
©2009

Series Interface explorations ; 20
Interface explorations ; 20.
Subject Hungarian language -- Adverb.
Hungarian language -- Adverbials.
Alt Name Kiss, Katalin É.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 377 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-374) and index.
Summary This book aims to clarify - on the basis of mainly Hungarian data - basic issues concerning the category 'adverb', the function 'adverbial', and the grammar of adverbial modification. It argues for the PP analysis of adverbials, and claims that they enter the derivation via left- and right-adjunction. Their merge-in position is determined by the interplay of syntactic, semantic, and prosodic factors. The semantically motivated constraints discussed also include a type restriction affecting adverbials semantically incorporated into the verbal predicate, an obligatory focus position for scalar a.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- 1. Introduction -- Merge-in position and interpretation -- 2. Syntactic, semantic, and prosodic factors determining the position of adverbial adjuncts -- 3. ''Incorporated'' locative adverbials in Hungarian -- 4. The syntax of Hungarian -vA adverbial participles: A single affix with variable merge-in locations -- 5. Adverbial (dis)ambiguities. Syntactic and prosodic features of ambiguous predicational adverbs -- 6. Temporal adverbial clauses with or without operator movement -- Questions of category and grammatical function -- 7. Adverbial versus adjectival constructions with BE -- 8. Obligatory adjuncts licensing Definiteness Effect constructions -- 9. Comitative adjuncts: appositives and non-appositives -- 10. Types of temporal adverbials and the fine structure of events -- 11. Aspect and adverb interpretation -- the case of quickly -- Interaction with focus -- 12. Scalar adverbs in and out of focus -- 13. Adverbs of quantification, it-clefts and Hungarian focus -- Backmatter.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783110214802 (electronic bk.)
3110214806 (electronic bk.)
3110214032 (acid-free paper)
9783110214031 (acid-free paper)
9783110214031 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 436657249
Additional Format Print version: Adverbs and adverbial adjuncts at the interfaces. Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2009 9783110214031 3110214032 (DLC) 2009014649 (OCoLC)318243510