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Sintaksa 2 Adjuncts, Disjuncts Conjuncts Handout

Sintaksa 2 Adjuncts, Disjuncts Conjuncts Handout

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Quirk, R. and S. Greenbaum 197313 major classes of adverbials: "Adjuncts", Disjuncts, Conjuncts(all instances of the term "adjunct" in this text refer to the category of 
as described in Quirk &Greenbaum 1973, but will not systematically appear in quotes)
"Adjuncts" resemble S, O (C) in being integrated into the structure of the sentence/clause while otherclasses of adverbials are felt more like peripheral to it.1.
Adjuncts cannot appear initially in a negative declarative sentence:a.
*Quickly, they didn't leave for home.2.
Adjuncts can be focused: in a cleft sentence, by a question or by clause negation:a.
It was on Tuesday that we went to Chicago.;b.
Does he write to his parents because he wants to (or does he write to them because heneeds money)?;c.
We didn't go to Chicago
on Monday 
but we did go there on Tuesday.3.
Adjuncts can be elicitated by question forms:a.
did you go to Chicago?Unlike disjuncts or conjuncts:1.
To my regret, they didn't leave for home.2.
!*Does he write to his parents,
to my regret
(or does he write to them
to my relief 
!*We didn't go to Chicago
, to my regret
, (but we did go there,
to my relief 
*!To whose relief did you go to Chicago?Some items can be used as if belonging to more than one class:
They aren't walking naturally. (manner)
Naturally, they aren't walking. (disjunct)
More syntactic features of adjuncts
they are related to VP so when the VP is under ellipsis (with or without a pro-form) they areunderstood as being included in this process:a.
John greatly admires Bob, and so does Mary (= and M. greatly admires Bob)2.
They can be the focus of limiter adverbials such as
only, also
want the car for an hour (not for longer).b.
They will
meet afterwards (in addition to some other time)
Semantic classes of "adjucnts"
p. 210-242 (8.6 -8.46)1.
 Paraphrase: "if we consider what we are saying from a ... [AP] ... point of veiw" : geographically,linguistically; corresponding participle clauses: [(eg.technically) speaking]; corresponding PPs: [from aAP point of view]; others:
As far as .... is concerned 
Looked at economically 
2. Focusing adjuncts
mostly adverbs; cannot be modified (very...), and most of them cannot be coordinated
only one clichecoordination:
 purely and simply 
.Many focusing adjuncts can appear within the
clause of a cleft sentence: - It was
only John
: alone, just, merely, only, purely, simply; chiefly, especially, mainly, mostly, in particular;
: also, either, even, neither, nor, too, as well as, in addition.
Quirk, R. and S. Greenbaum 19732About position and focus see in particular pp. 212 and 213.Inversion: 'NOT only .... + correlative clause' (a clause depending syntactically and semantically on 'notonly'): Not only did she divorce him, she also sued him for violence. (Study other similar cases, section8.11.) Also note the difference between:
It was
John who protested (focus in cleft)
It was not
that John protested, it was merely that he was rude. (correlative structure where theadverbials are followed by a complement that-clause.)
3. Intensifiers
denote increase or decrease of the intensity of the predication; most of them are adverbs, some NPs and afew PPs; behave more like S-adverbials.
- actually, certainly, clearlya. I honestly don't knowb. He certainly should come earlier.Study well the example in Quirk and Greenboum 1976 course book to understand what is their meaning.Some of them can function as other types of adjuncts:
well, always
(p. 215)
: absolutely, althogether, completely, entirely, fully, quite, thouroughly, utterly, in allrespects, most... Eg. - They fully appreciate your efforts to...They like her very much.I so wanted to see her.I can well understand ...
-kind of/sort of (inf), quite/rather, more or less: - I kind of like him.- partly slightly somewhat, in part, to some extent, a little: - The incident somewhat influenced hisactions in later life.- a bit; barely, hardly, little, scarcely; in the least, in the slightest, at all: - I didn't enjoy it in the least.- almost, nearly, as good as, all but: - I almost resignedNPs: a wink, a thing: - I didn't sleep a wink last night.Examples of expressions functioning as intensifiers, quantifiers, time frequency adjuncts and timeduration adjuncts:
I like this film a lot.
She spent a lot for her jewelry.
He travels a lot
I slept a lot last night.
4. Process adjuncts
manner, means, instrument proforms
: in that way, that way, like that;
: in what way, how?; occur with
verbs;appear after complement (object) in final position (may occur between V and O if O is very long), orafter Aux's and just before the lexical verb: He has been badly treated.Sometimes, some manner adjuncts have an additional meaning:- The soldiers wounded him
('in such a way and to such an extent that it resulted in his being in abad condition')
5. Subject adjuncts
realized by AdvP or PP; relate to the subject, express the attitude of the subject
subject oriented adverbials
. Appear with animate subjects interpreted as agents.- resentfully, with great unease- deliberately, (un)intentionally, purposely, reluctantly, voluntarily, wilfully, ... on purpose...- please, kindly, humbly, ...They have properties of S-adverbials, i.e. do not behave as regular VP adverbials. They appear closer tothe left edge of the sentence.
Quirk, R. and S. Greenbaum 19733- Intentionally, he didn't write to them about the accident.Contrast:
Wisely, he did not answer the questions. (speaker oriented)
He wisely didn't answer the questions. (subject oriented)
He did not answer the questions wisely. (manner)
He wisely answered the quesitions (ambiguous)
6. Place adjuncts
meanings: static position, direction, movement, passage; realized by: PPs, clauses, NPs, AdvPs; answer a
question: - He lives in Mostar.with a copular verb, place expressions function as Ac (adverbial complement) (contra Quirk p. 225, butsee p. 226 top). (Ignore the rest of 8.25 on p. 226 ("adjuncts" with phrasal verbs))Pay attention to the combination of position and direction adjuncts (p. 226-7, section 8.26-27)Study also the W.O. of subject and the verb in sentences with intial place adjuncts (s. 8.28):
There she is. - Here are your shoes. - Away goes the postman. -Away he goes.Pay attention to the position of place adjuncts with respect to O (section 8.29)Note the following examples (from QandG):
I want my car in the garage (not obligatory, thus adjunct, predicational link with O: P+A function
 predicative adjunct
denoting place)
They plan a meeting at my house
postM PP (meaning 'meeting at my house'); or A (meaning'planning at my house)
They offered a barbecue nearby
predicative link with O, but adjunct rlation with V.
I like my dinner in the kitchen
I only like barbecues on the beach
PostM PP: a specific sort of barbecues: those on the beach; or 'Ilike them if/when they are held on the beach
7. Time adjuncts
realized by AdvP, clauses, NPs, and PPs. See the relevant sections (p. 229 for references)
Time when adjuncts:
point of time (both groups); when used for a past event, they occur withsimple past.- Group A - most often in the final position (except 'just' and several others): - I will speak aboutsubordinate clauses next week.- Groupe B
more often initially: - Until then you should go through today's lesson.Pay attention to individual adverbs described in 8.31-33.
Time duration adjuncts
how long
: (a) length of time; (b) duration from some previous point of timeGroupe A with past tenses (simple and progressive), Groupe B with present (past) perfect.
Time frequency adjuncts
how often
: realized by adverbs, NPs. (1) definite frequency, (2) indefinitefrequency.(1)
: weekly, once a week; once, again, on five occasions...(2)
: normally; always; often; sometimes;Different positions
(1) finally; (2) between Aux and the main V, or before Aux.Pay special attention to the postions these adverb(ials) and their interpretations (8.36-43).With copula be, time adjuncts function as
adverbial complements
(Ac) (contra Q, p. 240):
The match is tomorrow/in five days/from nine to eleven... vs. *The match is.Determine the function of time expressions: - It is much warmer now. They threw him in prison for life.They offered us the house for the summer. I suggest an informal discussion occasionally.
8. Other types of adjuncts:
purpose: few adverbs, other phrasessource: PPs...origin: PPs...

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