Ordering subjectivity and the absolute/relative distinction

  • Stephanie Solt

Abstract

This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation into faultless disagreement effects with the comparative forms of gradable adjectives. It is shown that subjective judgments regarding orderings are possible with a wide range of adjectival predicates, and furthermore that the presence of such subjectivity correlates with the distinction between absolute and relative gradable adjectives. A theory is developed in which both phenomena derive from the formal properties of adjectival measure functions.
How to Cite
Solt, S. (1). Ordering subjectivity and the absolute/relative distinction. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 20, 676-693. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/sub/index.php/sub/article/view/289