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The Adjective as an Adjunctive Predicative Expression

A Semantic Analysis of Nominalised Propositional Structures as Secondary Predicative Syntagmas

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Dorota Szumska

The analysis is a contribution to contemporary linguistics, particularly the theory of syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Within the theoretical framework of predicate-argument syntax (also known as semantic syntax), the author analyses the role of the adjective as an adjunctive predicative expression. The aim of the research is to create a description of an adjective which could be prospectively useful as a point of departure for analyses of phenomena analogous from the communication point of view in other languages. The book contains a rich text material and a large number of valuable pragmatic insights into Polish nominal syntagmas with an adjective.

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adjectival sequences referentially coherent, 136 relationally coherent, 136, 196 adjectival syntactical / transpositional derivative, 60, 209 adjectives, denominal, 60, 70, 92, 221 descriptive-evaluative, 183 emotive, 51 evaluative, 29, 50, 51, 52, 55, 71, 85, 88, 183 material, 65, 67, 90 modifying, 37 parametric, 51, 55, 56, 58, 61, 154 possessive, 21, 67, 68 qualitative, 15 relational, 19, 58, 61, 73, 74, 75, 89 adsubstantive reducing operator, 70, 101 attribution, 45, 80, 135, 184 coherence relations, 126, 128, 141, 143, 161, 172, 173, 174, 175, 180, 193, 198 compression, 18, 32, 99, 101, 198 condensation, 99, 101, 117, 198 connotation, 22, 23, 25, 39, 40, 80, 113, 119, 151, 154 definite description full definite, 46 reduced definite, 46 effect of out-of-questionables, 50 evaluation implied, 180 supplementary, 181 evaluator, 180 explicative-disintegrative formalisation, 116, 125 facultative non-isomorphism, 98, 105 function ascriptive, 46 referential, 46 integration of an adjectival sequence external, 133 internal, 131 method asterisk, 26, 127 distributive, 22 eliminating contrast, 111 modifier non-restrictive, 54, 82 restrictive, 18, 46, 82 negative description, 71, 93, 117, 168 nominal group (noun phrase) pleonastic, 105 quasi-pleonastic, 105 nominalisation continuous, 145 discontinuous, 145 obligatory attribute, 171 pleonasm absolute, 104 relative, 104 pleonasmicity, see also redundancy, 98 predication non- sentence-forming, 45 sentence-forming, 45 predicative (conceptual) variable, 57, 117 predicator, 45 principle Co-operative, 49, 103 informational enrichment, 48 of compensation, 71 of iconicity, 44 of presumed absorption, 122 of Prototypical Approximation, 104 projection direct, 184 indirect, 185 integral, 185 selective, 185 236 Index of Terms proposition adjunctive, 198 derivative,...

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