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Depictive secondary predicates in Spanish and the relative/absolute distinction

Depictive secondary predicates in Spanish and the relative/absolute distinction.

Keywords: absolute adjective, relative adjective, predication, Spanish

This study accounts for the unacceptability of individual-level gradable adjectives as depictive secondary predicates on the basis of two factors: a) the semantics of gradable adjectives and b) the pragmatic inference of temporal persistence.

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