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

  • Patrick Brandt

Abstract

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.
Published
2019-08-19
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