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Phonetics in Linguistics
The English Verb
Comparatives and positives
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absolute adjectives adjectives in predicative Aest arguments assumes the hearer based on one-argument based on two-argument binary scales bounded-scale Comparative sentences comparative-degree form difference elicitation tests empirical normality condition entails example F-type fully absolute fuzzy set giraffes gradable adjectives hearer will identify height Item Test sentence John is older John is taller lexeme marked MD(b MD(c measure function members of antonymic MF(c millimetres n units noun phrases NP is n numerical adjectives older than Peter open-scale antonymic pairs periphrastic Peter is younger positive-degree form Pragmatic assumption predicative function primum comparationis reference set relative adjectives responses scale secundum comparationis semantic interpretation sentence formula sentences referring sentences with gradable shorter six feet six feet tall speaker assumes statements swimming pool Table term of comparison test items two-argument propositions type A sentences unary-scale adjectives units unmarked members value-neutral wide