Evaluative Adjectives, Scale Structure, and Ways of Being Polite

  • Lisa Bylinina
  • Stas Zadorozhny
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7218)


This study is an attempt to add new facts and conclusions to draw from them to an old topic – semantics of evaluative adjectives (Bierwisch 1989). The evidence we will be using is based on a corpus study. The more general goal of this paper is to develop and describe a pipeline that would help solve quantitative semantic tasks in an easier and more systematic way, this particular study being an example.


Scale Structure Positive Form Gradable Adjective Pointwise Mutual Information Corpus Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa Bylinina
    • 1
  • Stas Zadorozhny
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Linguistics OTSUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Yandex LLCRussia

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