Saturated Adjectives, Reified Properties

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Evaluative adjectives (e.g. rude, clever) display a systematic alternation, which brings about a cluster of syntactic and semantic changes. The adjectival variants are related by the joint application of two operators: A lexical saturation operator (also seen in verbal passive) and a syntactic reification operator (also seen in nominalization).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure
EditorsMalka Rappaport-Hovav, Edit Doron, Ivy Sichel
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191720536
ISBN (Print)9780199544325
StatePublished - 1 May 2010


  • Evaluative adjectives
  • Nominalization
  • Reification
  • Saturation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)


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