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Autor/a: Li, Wenchao
Título: A typological study of adjective distribution: a scale structure view
Año de publicación: 2017
Lugar de edición: Munich
Editorial: LINCOM

This study is dedicated to how adjectives distribute in Altaic, Germanic and Sino-Tibetan languages based upon the framework ‘scale structure’. The findings reveal that the acceptability of Mongolian adjectives in resultatives runs from ‘Totally open-scale AP’ down to ‘Lower closed-scale AP, Upper-closed scale AP, Totally closed-scale AP’. Japanese adjectives are re-classified into two types, i.e. open-scale adjective (corresponding to traditional i-adjective) and closed-scale adjective (corresponding to traditional na-adjective). Both are capable of rendering an inherent result. The acceptability of APs in German direct perceptual complements runs from ‘Upper closed-scale AP/Lower closed-scale AP’ down to ‘Totally closed-scale AP/Totally open-scale AP’.

English adjectives in perception expression are of no diverse acceptability. In Chinese, Upper closed-scale APs do not match well with closed-scale perceptual verbs. The ungrammaticality can be improved by supplying the expression with a tense or a syntactic context. Lower closed-scale AP does not seem capable of associating with closed-scale perceptual verbs. A proposal to treat the intra-linguistic and cross-linguistic variation is put forward, i.e. (a). Altaic languages appear to be EVENTUALITY-prominent languages. (b). Chinese and Germanic languages tend to be STATE-prominent.

Temática: Tipología



Table of content
List of Symbols and Abbreviations
List of Tables
List of Figures

Chapter 1
1.1 A typological introduction to adjectives in resultative construction
1.2 A typological introduction to direct perception construction
1.3 Research questions
1.4 Outline of the book

Chapter 2
Framework and Methodology
2.1 Previous studies
2.2 Framework: scale structure
2.3 Data
2.4 Summary

Chapter 3
Adjective distribution in Mongolian and Japanese
3.1 Mongolian adjective distribution
3.1.1 Syntactic feature of Mongolian resultatives
3.1.2 Adjective distribution in Mongolian resultatives
3.1.3 Adjective distribution in direct perception expressions
3.1.4 Summary
3.2 Adjective distribution in Japanese
3.2.1 Adjectives in resultatives
3.2.2 Adjectives in direct perception expression
3.3 Summary

Chapter 4
Adjective distribution in German and English
4.1 An overview of direct perception expressions in English and German
4.2 Event argument in AP complements in German and English
4.2.1 Adjectival complements in German direct perception expressions
4.2.2 Adjective distribution in German direct perception expressions
4.2.3 German perception expressions denoted by open-scale APs
4.2.4 English adjectival complements in perception expressions
4.3 Adjective distribution in German and English resultatives
4.3.1 Adjective distribution in German resultatives
4.3.2 Adjective distribution in English resultatives
4.4 Summary

Chapter 5
Adjective distribution in Modern Chinese
5.1 Direct perception expressions and resultatives in Modern Chinese
5.2 Revisit Chinese adjectives and verbs
5.2.1 The scalar property of Chinese mono-syllabic adjectives
5.2.2 The scalar property of Chinese verbs
5.3 Adjective distribution in direct perception expression
5.4 Adjective distribution in resultatives
5.5 Conclusion

Chapter 6
6.1 Adjective distribution in Altaic language
6.1.1 Adjective distribution in Modern Mongolian
6.1.2 Adjective distribution in Japanese
6.2 Adjective distribution in Germanic Languages
6.3 Adjective distribution in Chinese
6.4 Proposal for Cross-linguistic variations


Colección: LINCOM Studies in Language Typology, 30
Págs.: 108
ISBN-13: 9783862887880
Precio: 58,80 EUR

Remitente: Ulrich Lüders
Institución: Lincom
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Fecha: 28 de septiembre de 2017

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