Rigidity versus relativity in adverbial syntax

Two diametrically opposed stances have emerged from recent theoretical debates on adverbial syntax. One approach, represented by Alexiadou (1997) and Cinque (1999), espouses a rigid hierarchy of functional projections ho
Two diametrically opposed stances have emerged from recent theoretical debates on adverbial syntax. One approach, represented by Alexiadou (1997) and Cinque (1999), espouses a rigid hierarchy of functional projections hosting individual adverbs. The other, represented broadly by Jackendoff (1972), McConnell-Ginet (1982) and most recently Ernst (2002), takes adverb placement to be determined by the semantics of the adverbs themselves as opposed to the functional architecture of the clause. Under the latter view, adverbs may be divided into several categories based on their meaning with each category being licensed in a certain range within the sentence.
Here, I undertake a detailed examination of Tagalog adverbs and compare the predictions of the two best articulated recent theories of adverbs, that of Cinque (1999, 2004) and Ernst (2002). The results offer support for some of the basic predictions of the semantically based approach of Ernst. Particularly important are scopal facts which do not obtain a clear explanation under a functional projection-based theory such as Cinque's.
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Author:Daniel Kaufman
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-308831
URL:http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/194.html?&L=0%20order%20by%201000%20--
ISSN:1435-9588
ISSN:0947-7055
Parent Title (English):Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association: Proceedings of AFLA ..., Teil: 11, ZAS, Berlin 2004, zugl.: Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung, Berlin: ZAS papers in linguistics ; Vol. 34
Publisher:Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2013/11/14
Year of first Publication:2004
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/11/14
SWD-Keyword:Adverb; Syntax; Tagalog
Volume:34
Pagenumber:15
First Page:148
Last Page:162
HeBIS PPN:381257711
Dewey Decimal Classification:499 Austronesische und andere Sprachen
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:ZASPiL 34 = Proceedings of AFLA 11 : ZAS, Berlin 2004
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