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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 reports within the syntax and semantics of adjectives. 4 of the contributions examine the syntax of adjectives in numerous languages (English, French, Mandarin chinese language, smooth Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and Serbocroatian). The theoretical matters explored comprise: the syntax of attributive and predicative adjectives, the syntax of nominalized adjectives and the id of adjectives as a unique lexical class in Mandarin chinese language. an additional 4 contributions research varied elements within the semantics of adjectives in English, French, and Spanish, facing superlatives, comparatives, and point in adjectives. This quantity could be of curiosity to researchers and scholars in syntax, formal semantics, and language typology.

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The meaning of this noun is taken to be ‘person’ or ‘thing’. However, BCS differs from Russian in that the interpretation of the null noun is strictly determined by the previous context: it refers to whatever antecedent is provided by the context, and nothing else. Besides, such an adjective actually agrees with the elided noun. Thus, it is possible to have a sentence such as Marko je sta:ra: (lit. g. budala ‘fool’) and not with the masculine noun phrase subject ‘Marko’. 5. An anonymous reviewer points out that distributional properties of the two forms can be explained in semantic terms by saying that short adjectives are used both attributively and predicatively since they are obligatorily non-specific, whereas long adjectives are used only attributively due to their specific (indefinite or definite) reading.

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