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Author Fábregas, Antonio, author.

Title Morphologically derived adjectives in Spanish / Antonio Fábregas, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 377 pages) : illustrations
Series Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics (IHLL), 2213-3887 ; volume 30
Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics ; v. 30
Contents Intro -- Morphologically Derived Adjectives in Spanish -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Table of contents -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- 1. Goals and overview -- 1.1 The empirical base -- 1.2 Overview of the main theoretical argument in the book -- 2. Nanosyntax: The spell-out procedure -- 2.1 Phrasal Spell Out -- 2.2 The Exhaustive Lexicalisation Principle -- 2.3 The Superset Principle -- 3. Assumptions about prepositional structures and the projections they introduce -- 3.1 Prepositional structures -- 3.2 Assumptions about case -- 4. The chapters
5. The external syntax of relational adjectives -- 5.1 Deriving the syntactic position of relational adjectives -- 5.2 Bracketing paradoxes -- 5.3 What licenses 'Singular + Singular = Plural'? -- Appendix. Do relational adjectives really have double affixal marking? -- Chapter 4. Qualifying denominal adjectives I: Possessive and similitudinal adjectives -- 1. Overview of the analysis of qualifying denominal adjectives -- 1.1 On the criteria to determine whether an adjective is qualifying -- 2. Possessive adjectives: Empirical properties -- 2.1 What conceptual notions are expressed as possession?
A. Adjacency to the modified noun -- B. Non-availability of the prenominal position -- C. Combination of two relational adjectives in the singular with one noun in the plural -- D. There must be a lexical difference between affixes for relational adjectives and those for qualifying adjectives -- E. However, it is frequent that the same affix produces both qualifying and relational adjectives -- F. And at least there are two affixes that only produce relational adjectives -- G. Relational adjectives express underspecified relations between two types of entity
Chapter 2. The problem with (complex) adjectives -- 1. Lexical categories: Essentialist and distributionalist theories -- 2. The heterogeneity of the adjectival class -- 3. Against the essentialist definition of adjectives -- 3.1 Non-universality -- 3.2 Absence of positive properties and derived character -- 3.3 Adjectives do not form a natural class in Spanish -- 4. Consequences for morphological analysis -- 5. Head recycling and adjective formation -- Chapter 3. Denominal relational adjectives -- 1. Sketch of the analysis -- 2. Empirical properties of relational adjectives
H. Not being anchored to a dimension, relational adjectives reject degree modification -- I. Relational adjectives also lack polar oppositions -- J. Relational adjectives express relations between kinds of entities -- K. Relational adjectives produce bracketing paradoxes -- 3. Analysis: Relational adjectives as incomplete prepositional phrases -- 3.1 The internal syntactic structure of relational adjectives -- 3.2 The spell out of the structure: Phrasal Spell Out and the Superset -- 4. Previous analyses of the internal structure of relational adjectives
Summary "This is the first book that presents a complete empirical description and theoretical analysis of all major classes of derived adjectives in Spanish, both deverbal and denominal. The reader will find here both a detailed empirical description of the syntactic, morphological and semantic properties of derived adjectives in contemporary Spanish and a cohesive Neo-Constructionist analysis of the syntactic and semantic tools that contemporary Spanish has available to build adjectives from other grammatical categories within a Nanosyntactic-oriented framework. In doing so, this book throws light on the nature of adjectives as a grammatical categoy and argues that adjectives are syntactically built by recycling functional heads belonging to other categories. The book will be useful both to researchers in Spanish linguistics or theoretical morphology and to advanced students of Spanish interested in the main ways of building new adjectives through suffixation in this language"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 25, 2020)
Subject Spanish language -- Adjective.
Spanish language -- Morphology
Spanish language -- Adjective.
Spanish language -- Morphology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020040075
ISBN 9027260338
9789027260338