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By Petra Sleeman, Freek Van de Velde, Harry Perridon

Even supposing the Germanic and Romance languages are branches of an analogous language kin and even supposing either have constructed the adjective as a separate syntactic and morphological classification, the syntax, morphology, and interpretation of adjectives is certainly not a similar in those language teams, and there's even version inside all of the language teams. one of many major goals of this quantity is to map the variations and similarities in syntactic habit, morphology, and which means of the Germanic and Romance adjective and to discover a solution to the subsequent query: Are the (dis)similarities the results of self reliant advancements in all of the branches of the Indo-European language family members, or are they attributable to language touch?

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As in individual cases such as Engl. to work hard (verb-modification) and Fr. fort bien “very well” (adverb-modification), the high degree of implementation of the canonical quantifiers (12) in the old language was the reason why they have resisted the ascension of Type B quantifiers in diachrony. g. It should be incandescently clear, Martin Luther King; example from Bolinger). 3 Sentential adverbs and discourse markers An analogous situation characterizes the domain of sentential adverbs and discourse markers:6 (13) sure/surely .

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Terriblement grand “terribly big” which uses the concept ‘terrible’ as a metaphor for the intensification of an adjective (cf. Engl. terribly big). As in individual cases such as Engl. to work hard (verb-modification) and Fr. fort bien “very well” (adverb-modification), the high degree of implementation of the canonical quantifiers (12) in the old language was the reason why they have resisted the ascension of Type B quantifiers in diachrony. g. It should be incandescently clear, Martin Luther King; example from Bolinger).

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