Martin Hummel, Salvador Valera (eds.), Adjective Adverb Interfaces in Romance, Amsterdam, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017

Editors

| University of Graz

| University of Granada

ISBN 9789027257253
Within the current discussion on grammatical interfaces, the word-classes of adjective and adverb are of particular interest because they appear to be separated or joined in manifold ways at the level of word-class or syntax, with morphology playing a prominent role, especially in Romance. The volume provides typological and theoretical insights into the common or different usage of adjectives and adverbs in Romance. Diachronic change is discussed alongside with synchronic variation and the representation in grammar. The discussion turns out to be controversial, calling into question traditional assumptions such as the dogma of the invariability and the categorial status of the adverb.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 242]  2017.  vi, 374 pp.
Publishing status: Available

The e-Book is available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

What is it about?

Within the current discussion on grammatical interfaces, the word-classes of adjective and adverb are of particular interest because they appear to be separated or joined in manifold ways at the level of word-class or syntax, with morphology playing a prominent role, especially in Romance. The volume provides typological and theoretical insights into the common or different usage of adjectives and adverbs in Romance. Diachronic change is discussed alongside with synchronic variation and the representation in grammar. The discussion turns out to be controversial, calling into question traditional assumptions such as the dogma of the invariability and the categorial status of the Adverb. The languages under scrutiny are Latin, Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish.

Why is it important?

It is the first publication on this topic that provides insights into all Romance languages including Latin. Discussion is controversial but there is a clear tendency to criticize the traditional separation of the word-classes of adjective and adverb in favor of a single word-class approach, where the adjective displays syntactic and morphological variants that are linked to different functions.

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Table of Contents
Introduction
Salvador Valera and Martin Hummel
1–9
Part I. General aspects of Romance languages
Chapter 1. Adjectives with adverbial functions in Romance
Martin Hummel
13–46
Chapter 2. Parameters in Romance adverb agreement
Adam Ledgeway
47–80
Chapter 3. Before the complementizer: Adverb types and root clause modification
Silvio Cruschina and Eva-Maria Remberger
81–109
Part II. French
Chapter 4. Adjectives and adverbs in the Grande grammaire du français
Anne Abeillé, Olivier Bonami, Danièle Godard and Michèle Noailly
113–139
Chapter 5. Are intrapredicative adjectives adverbs?
Dan Van Raemdonck
141–170
Part III. Italian
Chapter 6. Adverb agreement in the dialects of the Lausberg Area
Giuseppina Silvestri
173–204
Part IV. Romanian
Chapter 7. Historical overview of the Romanian adverb
Adrian Chircu
207–225
Chapter 8. Properties of Romanian adverbs and adjectives from a categorial status perspective
Carmen Mîrzea Vasile and Blanca Croitor
227–253
Part V. Spanish
Chapter 9. Adverbial adjectives and –mente adverbs face to face: Diachronic evidence from Spanish
Concepción Company Company
257–286
Chapter 10. Descriptive and functional analysis of the solo-solamente adverbial pair in spoken Mexican Spanish
Lorena Y. Medina Gómez and Luisa Josefina Alarcón Neve
287–303
Chapter 11. From adjective to adverbial modal locutions in Spanish
Rosa María Ortiz Ciscomani
305–327
Chapter 12. Adverbial adjectives and the decomposition of event predicates
Ave lina Suñer
329–363
Language index
365–366
Subject index
367
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