Adverbs and Adverbial Adjuncts at the Interfaces by Katalin É. Kiss

By Katalin É. Kiss

This publication investigates - normally at the foundation of Hungarian facts - the grammar of adverbs and adverbial adjuncts, between them locatives, temporals, comitatives, epistemic adverbs, adverbs of measure, demeanour, counting, and frequency, quantificational adverbs, and adverbial participles. within the spirit of the Minimalist study software, the analyses concentrate on the effect of semantic and phonological requisites on adverbial syntax.

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Nem A PROFESSZOR buktatott meg ’senkit ’soha. ’ Sentence adverbials Preverbal sentence adverbials must precede everything but the topic constituents, and they can even precede the topics. In the latter case they are obviously adjoined to the TopP node. It is less clear what they are adjoined to in posttopic position. , to the maximal functional extension of the verb phrase: a PredP, FocP, or NegP), which can be converted to (reinterpreted as) a proposition. The problem with this solution is that intuitively sentence adverbials do not form part of the functionally extended verb phrase (the logical predicate); they are felt to be external to it.

Copyright 6 2009, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin 40 Bala´zs Sura´nyi tivizing prefixes) (see Babko-Mayala 2003; Romanova 2004; and references therein), where the latter class are analogous to verbal particles in Germanic. g. g. push in, take away). , Hoekstra 1984, 1988; Hoekstra and Mulder 1990; Kayne 1985; den Dikken 1995; Svenonius 1994, 2004; Ramchand and Svenonius 2002; Ramchand 2004). One prominent view holds that particles can then move higher by head movement, and can incorporate into a head in the verbal domain (cf.

Ja´nos meg-oldotta ’fe´lig a feladatot ’gyorsan. Ja´nos ’gyakran meg-oldotta ’jo´l a feladatot. ’ Ja´nos meg-oldotta ’jo´l a feladatot ’gyakran. verbal particle and the V are spelt as one word in Hungarian, though they represent syntactically independent constituents. For perspicuity’s sake, I will separate them by a hyphen. Syntactic, semantic, prosodic factors determining adverb position 23 We attest the same dual behavior also in the case of sentence adverbials. Their unmarked position is a pre- or post-topic position in the left periphery, preceding everything else – see (6a–d) and (7a).

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