Weak Referentiality

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| Utrecht University
| Utrecht University
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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
vii–viii
List of abbreviations
ix–xii
Advances in weak referentiality
Ana Aguilar-Guevara, Bert Le Bruyn and Joost Zwarts
1–16
Modal inferences in marked indefinites: the case of German irgend-indefinites
Maria Aloni and Angelika Port
17–44
Epistemic and scopal properties of some indefinites
Tania Ionin
45–72
Antonymic prepositions and weak referentiality
Tibor Kiss and Claudia Roch
73–100
Weak referentiality and Russian instrumental nominals
Lidia Bogatyreva and M. Teresa Espinal
101–128
Predicate nominals in Papiamentu: a comparison with Brazilian Portuguese and other languages
Cristina Schmitt and Ellen-Petra Kester
129–156
Many a plural
Eric Mathieu
157–182
Telic definites and their prepositions: French and Serbian
Tijana Asic and Francis Corblin
183–212
How weak and how definite are Weak Definites?
Florian Schwarz
213–235
Modified weak definites
Ana Aguilar-Guevara and Maartje Schulpen
237–264
Functional frames in the interpretation of weak nominals
Joost Zwarts
265–286
Unscrambling the lexical nature of weak definites
Peter de Swart and Geertje van Bergen
287–310
Inalienable possession: the status of the definite article
Bert Le Bruyn
311–334
Basque nominals: from a system with bare nouns to a system without
Urtzi Etxeberria
335–364
Referential properties of definites and salience spreading
Petra B. Schumacher and Hanna Weiland-Breckle
365–388
Index
389–390
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014028102
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