On the Common Format of Eventives and 'Too'-Comparatives

  • Patrick Brandt


Should events be conceived of as primitive or should they be decomposed into more basic elements with certain syntax? This talk presents new evidence for the latter view: If events are represented as contradictory propositional meanings representing their pre- and post states, a uniform analysis of certain eventive and certain too- comparative constructions is possible; this is wanted given striking parallels between the two types of structure. The analysis goes some way, among other, toward explaining ‘repetetive/restitutive’ asymmetries familiar from eventive constructions (von Stechow 1996) but similarly arising in too- comparative constructions.
How to Cite
Brandt, P. (2019). On the Common Format of Eventives and ’Too’-Comparatives. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 9, 44-56. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2005.v9i0.717