Tid: Fredag 27 oktober 2017, kl. 13:00-15:00
Plats: C389, Södra huset, Frescati


Adverbs are well-known for their elusiveness and heterogeneity. Manner adverbs stand out from other types of adverbs in that they modify verbs (e.g. She walked slowly), in the same way as adjectives modify nouns (e.g. a slow car). In this dissertation, manner adverbs are examined and compared to adjectives in a sample of 60 languages from the whole world. The comparison is made with both attributive and predicative adjectives (e.g.slow car vs. The car is slow), and this is done on two levels of encoding: the lexeme level and the construction level. The lexeme level shows that there are nonderived adverbs in unrelated languages across the world, and that these adverbs follow the same semantic tendencies. The construction level shows encoding patterns that unite predicative adjectives and adverbs, but also attributive adjectives and adverbs.

Östen Dahl, Professor emeritus vid Institutionen för lingvistik

Bernhard Wälchli, Institutionen för lingvistik
Tomas Riad, Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet

Pernilla Hallonsten Halling är doktorand vid Forskarskolan i språkvetenskap - FoSprak, med placering vid Institutionen för lingvistik.


Bernhard Wälchli