QUALIFYING ADJECTIVES AS MARKS OF SUBJECTIVITY. A SEMANTIC-SYNTACTIC APPROACH Cover Image

ADJECTIF ÉPITHÈTE ET SUBJECTIVITÉ : APPROCHE SÉMANTICO-SYNTAXIQUE
QUALIFYING ADJECTIVES AS MARKS OF SUBJECTIVITY. A SEMANTIC-SYNTACTIC APPROACH

Author(s): Daniela DINCĂ
Subject(s): Applied Linguistics, Syntax, Semantics
Published by: Editura Universitaria Craiova
Keywords: subjectivity; attributive adjective; predetermination; fixity; enunciative context;

Summary/Abstract: The paper aims at analyzing the relationship between subjectivity and the enunciative context of qualifying adjectives in noun phrases. Within the first section we carried out an inventory of the syntactic and semantic criteria to establish the subjectivity of the qualifying adjective as related to the place it occupies in the noun phrase, focusing on its predetermining position as a mark of subjectivity. In the second section of the paper we applied the subjectivity parameters of the qualifying adjectives, as identified by means of the Tropes software, to Michel Houellebecq's novel La carte et le territoire, in an attempt to define a semantic and syntactic identification model of the marks of subjectivity.

  • Issue Year: XXIV/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 53-74
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: French