Good manners: On the degree effect of good events

  • Berit Gehrke
  • Elena Castroviejo

Abstract

This paper discusses the semantics of so-called ‘degree’ well in English and German, in examples such as well loaded and gut beladen. While in previous literature well is analysed as an ad-adjectival modifier (of closed scale adjectives), we propose to examine well as a manner adverb and to derive the manner vs. degree reading from the type of event well is a predicate of.
How to Cite
Gehrke, B., & Castroviejo, E. (1). Good manners: On the degree effect of good events. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 20, 252-269. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/sub/index.php/sub/article/view/262