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Abbott, Barbara. 1997. Definiteness and Existentials. Language 73 (1) : 103–108. 6 pp. https://doi.org/10.2307/416595
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
English
Language as a subject
Person as a subject
Place, Publisher
Washington DC: Linguistic Society of America
ISBN
0097-8507

Annotation

On the function of postverbal noun phrases in English existential THERE-sentences. The author claims that such sentences are not always new to the hearer, but they can be used to acknowledge the existence of an entity in discourse.