Adverbs and the like: are they really relevant?

by Jeanette Sakel

For those of you in my level 2 syntax lecture, this blog entry by Geoffrey Pullum will be really topical: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4487

Now, the question is if these adverbs, adverb phrases (and PPs, etc.) are really necessary! Well… formally they may seem superfluous, adding extra information – but can we really do without this information, even though these elements are ‘adjuncts’?

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