The syntax and semantics of nominal modifiers in Spanish: interpretations, types and ordering facts

  • Antonio Fábregas Institutt for Språkvitenskap, University of Tromsø
Keywords: modification, adjectives, intersectivity, restrictivity, adjective ordering, prepositional modifiers, gender, number, nominal domains

Abstract

This article provides an overview of the main facts and theories regarding nominal modifiers, with attention to the internal division of the low DP-structure (gender, number and N). The article presents first the notion of modification seen from the perspectives of semantics and syntax (§1); adjective classes are discussed in §2. §3 discusses the contrasts between prenominal and postnominal adjectives; §4 discusses the ordering of adjectives in sequences; §5 reviews the main theories that account for the facts discussed in §3 and §4. §6 moves to prepositional modifiers, presenting facts and theories about them. §7 presents the conclusions.
Published
2017-12-01
How to Cite
Fábregas, A. (2017). The syntax and semantics of nominal modifiers in Spanish: interpretations, types and ordering facts. Borealis – An International Journal of Hispanic Linguistics, 6(2), 1-102. https://doi.org/10.7557/1.6.2.4191
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Articles on the monographic topic