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).
|Title of host publication||Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure|
|Editors||Malka Rappaport-Hovav, Edit Doron, Ivy Sichel|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - 1 May 2010|
- Evaluative adjectives
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (all)