The Syntax and Semantics of Evaluative Degree Modification

  • Hanna de Vries
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7415)


Evaluative adverbs - a large and open class of adverbs that express the attitude of the speaker towards the information she is conveying - can systematically modify gradable adjectives as well as complete sentences.


Positive Form Domain Widening Grammatical Gender Measure Phrase Gradable Adjective 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hanna de Vries
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  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands

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