Natural Language & Linguistic Theory

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 745–790

Manner and degree: An introduction


DOI: 10.1007/s11049-015-9288-6

Cite this article as:
Gehrke, B. & Castroviejo, E. Nat Lang Linguist Theory (2015) 33: 745. doi:10.1007/s11049-015-9288-6


This chapter provides an overview of semantic issues concerning manner and degree. This includes going over the theoretical questions that arise in the literature on VP modification and event semantics, as well as the research that has been carried out on gradable adjectives, scale structure and vagueness. This introduction further situates the papers and commentaries in this volume within this discussion. We end by outlining commonalities between manner and degree.


Manner Degree Modification Adjective Adverb Scale structure Comparison class Standard of comparison Events Kinds 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Linguistique FormelleUMR 7110, CNRS/Université Paris DiderotParis cedex 13France
  2. 2.Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología [ILLA-CSIC]Centro de Ciencias Humanas y SocialesMadridSpain

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