Adverbs as a word class are notoriously difficult to define. The volume deals with the delimitation of this category, its internal structure, the morphological make-up of adverbs and their positions in syntactic structures. A closer look at diachronic developments sheds light on the characteristics of adverbial word-formation. Taking into account adverbs in German, English, Dutch, French and Italian, the contributions to this volume provide new insights into the characteristics of this heterogeneous and multi-faceted category and will be of interest to linguists working in the fields of morphology, syntax and language change.
1. Introduction (by Pittner, Karin); 2. Adverbs as a linguistic category (?) (by Rauh, Gisa); 3. Defining Focusing Modifiers in a cross-linguistic perspective: A discussion based on English, German, French and Italian (by De Cesare Greenwald, Anna-Maria); 4. Dutch adverbial morphology: A scalar approach (by Diepeveen, Janneke); 5. Adverbial morphology in German: Formations with -weise/-erweise (by Elsner, Daniela); 6. Between inflection and derivation: Adverbial suffixes in English and German (by Pittner, Karin); 7. On the distinction between adverbs and adjectives in Middle High German (by Barteld, Fabian); 8. Lexicalization of PPs to adverbs in historic varieties of German (by Waldenberger, Sandra); 9. Comparative adverb syntax: A cartographic approach (by Laenzlinger, Christopher); 10. Adverbs in unusual places (by Schafer, Martin); 11. Index