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The Adjective as an Adjunctive Predicative Expression

A Semantic Analysis of Nominalised Propositional Structures as Secondary Predicative Syntagmas


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.
Dorota Szumska is Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Eastern Slavonic Studies of the Faculty of Philology, Jagiellonian University. Starting from the doctoral dissertation on theme-rheme structure, her research has focussed primarily on theory of syntax, particularly on predicate-argument syntax model, semantics and text theory.