Underlying structure of a class of adverbials [with Aniko Csirmaz]


We examine the internal structure of a subclass of adverbials including several temporal adverbs, focussing on Hungarian, Hindi, and Nepali, with comparison to German and English. Connections between adverbials like ‘again’ and ‘still’ in Hindi, Nepali, and Hungarian suggest an underlying generalised relational adverbial, for which we present a templatic formalisation. This follows in the tradition of research which seeks to unite the different meanings of English ‘still’ (e.g. Michaelis 1993, Beck 2016); we extend this to include ‘again’ and ‘then’, and also examines the interaction of additive particles in the creation of ‘concessive still’.

Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah
Benjamin Slade
Assistant Professor of Linguistics