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1st Edition

Discourse Adjectives

ISBN 9780415847070
Published May 1, 2013 by Routledge
154 Pages

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Book Description

First Published in 2006. This volume introduces and provides a semantic analysis of Discourse Adjectives, a natural class of adjectives that the author argues includes apparent, clear, evident, and obvious among its prototypical members. With a main claim that Discourse Adjectives do not provide information about the facts of the world. Rather, they are used by interlocutors to negotiate the status of propositions in a discourse.

Table of Contents

Chapter One Introduction; Chapter Two The Syntax and Semantics of Proposition-Taking Adjectives; Chapter Three The Framework; Chapter Four The Semantics of Clarity; Chapter Five Discourse Adjectives—Comparison and Analysis; Chapter Six Summary and Conclusions;

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