Gumiel-Molina, Silvia, Norberto Moreno-Quibén, and Isabel Pérez-Jiménez. 2016. “Depictive Secondary Predicates in Spanish and the Relative/Absolute Distinction.” In Romance Linguistics 2013. Selected Papers from the 43rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), New York, 17-19 April, 2013, edited by Christina Tortora, Marcel den Dikken, Ignacio Montoya, and Teresa O’Neill, 139–58. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 9. John Benjamins. 10.1075/rllt.9.08gum.
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.