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Title Essays on nominal determination : from morphology to discourse management / edited by Henrik Høeg Müller, Alex Klinge
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 369 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in language companion series, 0165-7763 ; v. 99
Studies in language companion series ; v. 99. 0165-7763
Contents Introduction / Henrik Høeg Müller and Alex Klinge -- Determiners and definiteness : functional semantics and structural differentiation / Peter Harder -- Articles, definite and indefinite / Michael Herslund -- Typological correlations in nominal determination in Romance / Elisabeth Stark -- A stranger in the house : the French article de / Marc Wilmet -- Determination in endocentric and exocentric languages : with evidence primarily from Danish and Italian / Iørn Korzen -- Bare predicate nominals in Romance languages / Roberto Zamparelli -- Definiteness effect and the role of the coda in existential constructions / Manuel Leonetti -- Determination of N2 modifiers in Spanish nominal syntagmatic compounds / Henrik Høeg Müller -- Reference to individuals, person, and the variety of mapping parameters / Giuseppe Longobardi -- English th- forms / Judy B. Bernstein -- Stating the case for p- root and hw- root determiners / Alex Klinge -- On certain differences between noun phrases and clauses / Naoki Fukui and Mihoko Zushi -- Determination, nominalisation and conceptual processing / Helle Dam-Jensen -- The semantics and pragmatics of the possessive determiner / Georges Kleiber -- Reference, determiners and descriptive content / Thorstein Fretheim and Nana Aba Appiah Amfo
Summary 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 p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Definiteness (Linguistics)
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Determiners.
Form Electronic book
Author Klinge, Alex.
Müller, Henrik Høeg.
ISBN 1282105337
902729030X (electronic bk.)
9789027290304 (electronic bk.)