1st Edition

Discourse Adjectives

By Gina Taranto Copyright 2006
    154 Pages
    by Routledge

    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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;


    Lawrence Horn, Gina Taranto Yale University