Essays on Nominal Determination

From morphology to discourse management

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| Copenhagen Business School
| Copenhagen Business School
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This volume brings together scholars of diverse theoretical persuasions who all share an interest in capturing the role that nominal determination and reference assignment play in the complicated interplay between thought, language and communication. The articles can be divided roughly into five main areas of concern: the conceptual level of determination; the emergence and function of articles; their semantic contribution to nominal interpretation; the morphology and syntax of determiners; and the interplay and contrasts between articles, demonstratives and possessives. Thus, linguistic and philosophical issues in the subject field of nominal determination are addressed at all interface levels between morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. This volume shows that different theoretical frameworks may be brought fruitfully together in the effort to formulate new analyses of well-known problems, but also to raise new questions and point to new areas which may prove interesting topics for future research both in functional and formal paradigms.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 99]  2008.  xviii, 369 pp.
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Table of Contents
Contributors
vii–viii
The editors
ix
Introduction
Henrik Høeg Müller and Alex Klinge
xi–xviii
Determiners and definiteness: Functional semantics and structural differentiation
Peter Harder
1–25
Articles, definite and indefinite
Michael Herslund
27–43
Typological correlations in nominal determination in Romance
Elisabeth Stark
45–63
A stranger in the house: The French article de
Marc Wilmet
65–78
Determination in endocentric and exocentric languages: With evidence primarily from Danish and Italian
Iørn Korzen
79–99
Bare predicate nominals in Romance languages
Roberto Zamparelli
101–130
Definiteness effect and the role of the coda in existential constructions
Manuel Leonetti
131–162
Determination of N2 modifiers in Spanish nominal syntagmatic compounds
Henrik Høeg Müller
163–188
Reference to individuals, person, and the variety of mapping parameters
Giuseppe Longobardi
189–211
English th- forms
Judy B. Bernstein
213–232
Stating the case for þ- root and hw- root determiners
Alex Klinge
233–263
On certain differences between noun phrases and clauses
Naoki Fukui and Mihoko Zushi
265–286
Determination, nominalisation and conceptual processing
Helle Dam Jensen
287–308
The semantics and pragmatics of the possessive determiner
Georges Kleiber
309–336
Reference, determiners and descriptive content
Thorstein Fretheim and Nana Aba Appiah Amfo
337–364
Index
365–369
“This book is satisfying in that it offers a focused treatment of the very basic and important linguistic feature of nominal determination, which encompasses definite and indefinite articles, possessives, demonstratives, quantifiers,numerals, adjectives, nouns and their phrasal projections, and discourse management, as pointed out in the introduction...if you are interested in topics like definite and indefinite articles,generic plurals, and linguistic number, you are bound to find something in this volume that rewards you for whatever time you invest in it.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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