ISHIDA Takashi
   Department   Hiroshima shudo University  The Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2022/02
Type Articles
Peer Review With peer review
Title "Why Does Contrast Allow Relational Adjectives to Be Used Predicatively? A Qualia Structure-Based Account"
Contribution Type Co-Authored Publication
Journal JELS
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher 日本英語学会
Volume, Issue, Pages 39,pp.171-177
Author and coauthor Takashi Ishida and Ryohei Naya
Details Relational Adjectives (RAs) in English are known as attributive-only modifiers, whose function is to classify their modifying nouns. However, previous studies have pointed out that RAs can be used predicatively in certain contrastive contexts. This study pays particular attention to the classificatory function of RAs and aims to answer this question by arguing that contrast contributes to identifying the role of the qualia structures of the head nouns which should be specified by the stranded RAs, giving crucial hints to recover the deleted head nouns.