본문 바로가기
  • Home

Semantic categories of the sentence for classifying adverbials

KIM TAEIN 1

1게이오 대학

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This paper aims to identify semantic categories that compose a sentence or that a sentence can connote. At the same time, this criteria is intended to classify adverbials into small groups. In this paper, on classifying adverbials, sentence was considered as an information unit that had a compositional completedness. A sentence that had a compositional completedness can connote event, proposion, fact, or speech act according to various context. This means that sentential adverbials can be classified into speech act adverbial, evaluative adverbial, modal adverbial, temporal adverbial, and spatial adverbial according to the scope that each adverbial has scoped over. As for inner sentence, event can be devided into process and result. Then we could get to know that adverbials that scope over process are manner adverbial and adverbials that scope over result are resultative adverbial. Whether time and space features can be added distinguishes events from propositions. Propositions can be devided into modal-propositions(propostion) and factive-proposition(fact). Facts are propositions that have truth values, and propositions are propositions that still don’t have truth values. Finally, speech acts are the category that concentrates on only seech act character regardless of the contents that a sentence contains.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.