Norm-Relatedness in Degree Constructions

  • Sveta Krasikova

Abstract

We consider the distribution of norm-related readings with dimensional adjectives across various degree construction in Russian and English and argue that the observed pattern as well as some well-known asymmetries in the use of antonyms in English follow from the assumption that gradable adjectives are ambiguous between the scalar and the vague predicate meaning.
Published
2019-07-24
How to Cite
Krasikova, S. (2019). Norm-Relatedness in Degree Constructions. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 13(1), 275-290. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2009.v13i1.533