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Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure$
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Malka Rappaport Hovav, Edit Doron, and Ivy Sichel

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199544325

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.001.0001

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Saturated Adjectives, Reified Properties

Saturated Adjectives, Reified Properties

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(p.204) 10 Saturated Adjectives, Reified Properties
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Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure
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Idan Landau

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.003.0010

Evaluative adjectives (e.g. rude, clever) display a systematic alternation, which brings about a cluster of syntactic and semantic changes. The adjectival variants are related by the joint application of two operators: A lexical saturation operator (also seen in verbal passive) and a syntactic reification operator (also seen in nominalization).

Keywords:   evaluative adjectives, saturation, reification, nominalization

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