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A Systematic Contrast between English (Germanic) and Italian (Romance)

Guglielmo Cinque

in The Syntax of Adjectives: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014168
eISBN:
9780262289306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014168.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter reviews a number of well-known semantic distinctions, which reveal a very systematic pattern of oppositions between English (Germanic) and Italian (Romance). It covers individual-level ... More


An Analysis of the Two Sources of Adjectives

Guglielmo Cinque

in The Syntax of Adjectives: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014168
eISBN:
9780262289306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014168.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter presents syntactic analyses of direct modification adjectives and indirect modification adjectives. It argues that direct modification adjectives are functional elements, with phrasal ... More


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