Arqus Research Group
The Arqus Research Group Adverbs and Adverbials in the Romance Languages (est. october 2021) is concerned with the formation, function and morphosyntax of adverbs and adverbial structures in Romance in diachrony and synchrony. It integrates the already existing, Graz-based research group “Adjective-Adverb Interfaces in Romance” and incorporates experts on adverbials from several Arqus and other universities. The Research Group is an initiative of the Arqus International Forum on Romance Studies.
The Research Group focuses e.g. on the permeability of word class boundaries (adjective vs. adverb), bare adjectives used as adverbs, prepositional phrases of the type P(reposition)+A(djective) as substituents for ‘regular’ adverbs, competing -mente-adverbs, the formation of -mente-adverbs as a learned language feat in the history of Romance, etc.
16 Dec 2021: talk by Klaus Grübl at the Colloquium on Romance Linguistics on "Domain adverbs and relational adjectives" (Link)
Institut für Romanistik
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