Weak Referentiality

| Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
| Utrecht University
| Utrecht University
ISBN 9789027257024 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027269386 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This volume brings together studies in the domain of weak referentiality, the phenomenon that a definite or indefinite noun phrase lacks its usual referential force. Several papers investigate syntactic or semantic properties of indefinite noun phrases, such as modality, number neutrality, narrow scope, incorporation, predication, and case marking, and that in a range of languages (Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, German, Papiamentu, Russian). Other papers deal with weakly referential definite noun phrases in various languages (Basque, Dutch, English, French) involving scrambling, modification, possession, and accessibility. The papers demonstrate a range of empirical methods and theoretical models. This volume will not only be of interest to researchers and students in syntax and semantics, but also in psycholinguistics and language typology.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 219]  2014.  xii, 390 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Advances in weak referentiality
Ana Aguilar-Guevara, Bert Le Bruyn and Joost Zwarts
Modal inferences in marked indefinites: the case of German irgend-indefinites
Maria Aloni and Angelika Port
Epistemic and scopal properties of some indefinites
Tania Ionin
Antonymic prepositions and weak referentiality
Tibor Kiss and Claudia Roch
Weak referentiality and Russian instrumental nominals
Lidia Bogatyreva and M. Teresa Espinal
Predicate nominals in Papiamentu: a comparison with Brazilian Portuguese and other languages
Cristina Schmitt and Ellen-Petra Kester
Many a plural
Eric Mathieu
Telic definites and their prepositions: French and Serbian
Tijana Asic and Francis Corblin
How weak and how definite are Weak Definites?
Florian Schwarz
Modified weak definites
Ana Aguilar-Guevara and Maartje Schulpen
Functional frames in the interpretation of weak nominals
Joost Zwarts
Unscrambling the lexical nature of weak definites
Peter de Swart and Geertje van Bergen
Inalienable possession: the status of the definite article
Bert Le Bruyn
Basque nominals: from a system with bare nouns to a system without
Urtzi Etxeberria
Referential properties of definites and salience spreading
Petra B. Schumacher and Hanna Weiland-Breckle
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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