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By Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (ed.), Ora Matushansky (ed.)

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Adjectives are relatively much less good studied than the lexical different types of nouns and verbs. the current quantity brings jointly stories within the syntax and semantics of adjectives. 4 of the contributions examine the syntax of adjectives in quite a few languages (English, French, Mandarin chinese language, glossy Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and Serbocroatian). The theoretical matters explored contain: the syntax of attributive and predicative adjectives, the syntax of nominalized adjectives and the id of adjectives as a unique lexical classification in Mandarin chinese language. a different 4 contributions research diversified elements within the semantics of adjectives in English, French, and Spanish, facing superlatives, comparatives, and point in adjectives. This quantity may be of curiosity to researchers and scholars in syntax, formal semantics, and language typology.

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The singleton is at the source of the joint reading, the other sets are responsible for the split reading (which is also available). When the split reading is the only option as in (11), the denotations of the two conjuncts do not share any members; compare the denotations of father and grandfather in (13a). The denotation of the conjunction is represented by a set of two-members sets as in (13b). The absence of any singleton explains the unavailability of the joint reading: (13) a. father = {{a}, {b}} grandfather = {{c}, {d}} b.

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