Optimizing Adverb Positions

Optimizing Adverb Positions

eBook - 2012
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Adverb positions vary within a single language as well as across diverse languages. Based on the study of adverbs in English, French and German, this monograph shows that the distribution of adverbs is influenced by various factors at distinct levels of linguistic representation - comprising semantics, syntax, phonology and information structure -, which interact in determining adverb positions. The results of the investigation are formulated within the theoretical framework of Optimality Theory, which captures the complex interaction of these factors by hierarchically ranked constraints, deri.
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012
ISBN: 9789027255648
Characteristics: 1 online resource (361 pages)


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