Manner adverbs, although familiar, are puzzling, especially semantically. I trace a historical line of thought about how to treat them formally, beginning with Reichenbach in 1947 and continuing with Davidson, Bartsch, Dik, and McConnell-Ginet. While this is not the only line of thought about manner adverbs, it is arguably the most influential from the vantage point of 2008. Manner adverbs, like adverbs more generally, but perhaps more so than other categories, bring together issues of language and ontology. I conclude with a few remarks about Fodor's skeptical attitude towards manners.
Studies van de Belgische Kring voor Linguïstiek – Travaux
du Cercle Belge de Linguistique – Papers of the Linguistic Society
of Belgium, volume 3, 2008.
(See also http://webh01.ua.ac.be/linguist/SBKL/Vol3.htm for more information about volume 3.)
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