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  1. Ernest Adams (1992). Formalizing the Logic of Positive, Comparative, and Superlative. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 34 (1):90-99.
  2. Jay David Atlas (1984). Comparative Adjectives and Adverbials of Degree: An Introduction to Radically Radical Pragmatics. [REVIEW] Linguistics and Philosophy 7 (4):347 - 377.
  3. Sigrid Beck (2012). Pluractional Comparisons. Linguistics and Philosophy 35 (1):57-110.
    This paper develops a semantic analysis of data like It is getting colder and colder. Their meaning is argued to arise from a combination of a comparative with pluractionality. The analysis is embedded in a general theory of plural predication and pluractionality. It supports a semantic theory involving a family of syntactic plural operators.
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  4. Sigrid Beck (2000). The Semantics of Different: Comparison Operator and Relational Adjective. [REVIEW] Linguistics and Philosophy 23 (2):101-139.
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  5. Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten (2013). Decomposing Notions of Adjectival Transitivity in Navajo. Natural Language Semantics 21 (3):277-314.
    Points of variation manifested by adjectives crosslinguistically have received much recent attention in the literature. This paper argues that one way in which adjectives may differ is in their projection of a degree argument position in the syntax. Under standard analyses of adjectival meaning, semantic transitivity implies syntactic transitivity. However, the Navajo data presented in this paper suggests that while all Navajo adjectives have a degree argument in their semantics, syntactic projection of the degree argument is only licensed (...)
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  6. José Bonneau, Pierre Pica & Takashi Nakajima (1999). Non-Restrictive Distinction in Possessive Nominals. In Kimary Shahin, Susan Blake & Eun-Sook Kim (eds.), Proceedings of the 17th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. CLSI
    We propose that the restrictive/non restrictive distinction found in relative clauses corresponds to the Inalienable vs Alienable distinction of the Nominal Possessive constructions. We propose to extend this distinction to adjectives suggesting that is not construction specific.
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  7. Michael Clark (1984). Degrees of Comparison. Analysis 44 (4):178 - 180.
  8. John Hawthorne (2007). Context-Dependency and Comparative Adjectives. Analysis 67 (295):195–204.
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  9. Vladimir Jovanovic (2007). Dominant Semantic Properties Of Adjectival Compounds In English. Facta Universitatis 5 (1):19-30.
    The paper is concerned with some of the most important semantic characteristics of compound words in adjectival sentence positions in English. Its aim is to study the morphemes and combining elements that make up such compounds, more specifically compound adjectives and noun compounds in attributive and predicative functions. This empirical research is predominantly based on an analysis involving meaning implications of the combinatory elements of adjectival compounds, both the initially and finally positioned ones. The analysis has been conducted on authentic (...)
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  10. Vladimir Jovanovic (2005). Morphological Aspects Of English Adjectival Compounds: Corpus Analysis. Facta Universitatis 3 (2):209-226.
    The paper considers the main formal characteristics of English compound words in adjectival sentence positions, systematized and based on language corpus analysis. The analysis of the compounds along the lines of their composite form, the constituent elements of these words, their interrelationships and other features is accompanied by numerous contextualized examples. The paper provides a statistical confirmation of the fact that compound adjectives make the most prominent group of adjectival compounds , as well as it makes a statement about certain (...)
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  11. Louise McNally & Henriëtte Swart (2015). Reference to and Via Properties: The View From Dutch. Linguistics and Philosophy 38 (4):315-362.
    Many languages offer a surprisingly complex range of options for referring to entities using expressions whose main descriptive content is contributed by an adjective, such as Dutch de blinde ‘the blind,’ het besprokene, ‘the discussed,’ or het ongewone van het niet roken ‘the strange about not smoking.’ In this paper, we present a case study of the syntax and compositional semantics of three such constructions in Dutch, one of which we argue has not previously been identified in the literature. The (...)
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  12. Friederike Moltmann (2009). Degree Structure as Trope Structure: A Trope-Based Analysis of Positive and Comparative Adjectives. Linguistics and Philosophy 32 (1):51-94.
    This paper explores a novel analysis of adjectives in the comparative and the positive based on the notion of a trope, rather than the notion of a degree. Tropes are particularized properties, concrete manifestations of properties in individuals. The point of departure is that a sentence like ‘John is happier than Mary’ is intuitively equivalent to ‘John’s happiness exceeds Mary’s happiness’, a sentence that expresses a simple comparison between two tropes, John’s happiness and Mary’s happiness. The analysis received particular support (...)
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  13. François Recanati (2010). Truth-Conditional Pragmatics. Oxford University Press.
    This book argues against the traditional understanding of the semantics/pragmatics divide and puts forward a radical alternative. Through half a dozen case studies, it shows that what an utterance says cannot be neatly separated from what the speaker means. In particular, the speaker's meaning endows words with senses that are tailored to the situation of utterance and depart from the conventional meanings carried by the words in isolation. This phenomenon of ‘pragmatic modulation’ must be taken into account in theorizing about (...)
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