Title: Adverbial morphology: How Dutch and German are moving away from English
Authors: Diepeveen, Janneke * ×
Van de Velde, Freek * #
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Series Title: Journal of Germanic Linguistics vol:22 issue:4 pages:381-402
Abstract: English marks the distinction between adjectives and adverbs with an adverbial suffix, whereas Dutch and German allow adjectives to be used adverbially without extra morphology. This may give rise to the idea that English, like Latin, is more specific in its classification of various types of modifiers. We propose an alternative analysis: Dutch and German draw a different dividing line, between attributive modifiers (NP-level) on the one hand, and predicative and adverbial modifiers (clause-level) on the other. To this end, they use adjectival inflection instead of derivational morphology. We describe how the adverbial systems in these three West-Germanic languages have developed and we try to explain the changes that have occurred.
ISSN: 1470-5427
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Formal and Computational Linguistics (ComForT), Leuven
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