Manners and Causation

  • Martin Sch¨afer

Abstract

This paper is divided into two parts. In part one I apply a formal method for the establishment of cause-relations between events to cases involving manner modification. In the second part I argue that the status of a manner adverb with regard to its role in a cause-consequence sequent does not play a role for its formal representation at the sentential level. Instead, it influences a sentence’s information structure. In turn, this can influence the syntactic position of a manner adverb.
Published
2019-08-19
How to Cite
Sch¨aferM. (2019). Manners and Causation. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 8, 249-258. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2004.v8i0.761