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Title New perspectives on bare noun phrases in romance and beyond / edited by Johannes Kabatek, Albert Wall, University of Tübingen.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013.

Series Studies in Language Companion Series ; 141
Studies in language companion series ; 141.
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Noun phrase.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Linguistic change.
Alt Name Kabatek, Johannes.
Wall, Albert (Linguist)
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This paper investigates distributional and semantic properties of two kinds of indefinite NPs in Bulgarian: bare nouns vs. NPs headed by edin 'one'. The central question, which constitutes a subject of intense debate in the literature, is whether there is a semantic (and pragmatic) difference between these two kinds of indefinites. It will be argued in favour of such a distinction. This claim is supported by different properties which these two kinds of Bulgarian indefinites display concerning their scope behaviour in opaque contexts, the choice of discourse anaphora, the use of wh-words, and.
Contents New Perspectives on Bare Noun Phrases in Romance and Beyond; Editorial page ; Title page ; LCC data ; Table of contents; Laying bare nominal determination; 1.1 Setting the scene; 1.2 Research on BNs and Romance: A first survey; 1.3 A word on "bareness"; 1.4 Really bare, just zero or rather without shape?; 2. The challenges; 2.1 Combining approaches; 2.2 Towards an agenda of BN studies; 2.3 Methodological considerations for future research; 3. The contributions in this volume; 4. Outlook; References; Some Cross-linguistic aspects of bare NP distribution; 1. Introduction; 2. Doron (2003).
3. Brazilian Portuguese4. Modern Hebrew; 5. Accounting for bare singulars in Modern Hebrew; 6. Some conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Bare nominals, bare predicates; 1. Introduction; 1.1 Baker's (2003) syntactic approach; 1.2 Chierchia's (1998) Neocarlsonian approach; 1.3 Partee's (1987) Type shifting operations; 2. Properties of kinds; 3. Properties of individual objects; 4. Gradable properties; 5. Capacities; 6. Conclusion; References; Spanish bare plurals and topicalization; 1. Introduction; 2. Towards a uniform approach to BPLs.; 2.1 BPLs as property denotations.
2.2 BPLs and information structure3. Topicalized BPLs.; 3.1 The position of topicalized BPLs.; 3.2. Topicalized BPLs, indefinite argument drop, and nominal ellipsis; 3.3 Split topicalization; 4. Conclusion; References; Information structure and the distribution of Spanish bare plurals; 1. The naked noun constraint; 2. The role of information structure; 2.1 Topics and bare nouns; 2.1.1 The constraint on preverbal subjects is derived from topicality; 2.1.2 Two problems with topicality; 2.2 Two kinds of topics; 2.2.1 Preverbal subjects and dislocated phrases.
2.2.2 The licensing of bare nouns as dislocated topics2.2.3 Internal and external topics impose different constraints; 2.2.4 Two proposals on subjects and topics; 2.2.5 The contrastive value of external topics; 2.3 Non-referential expressions as topics; 2.4 Bare plurals and focus; 2.5 Information structure and the grammar of bare plurals; 2.5.1 Semantic incorporation of internal and external arguments; 2.5.2 Why narrow focus is relevant; 2.5.3 Preverbal subjects of unaccusative verbs; 3. Conclusions; References; Bare nominals in American-Spanish headlines; 1. Introduction.
2. Objectives and corpus3. Data: Geographical differences; 4. The possibility of English influence; 5. Discourse explanation; 6. Conclusions; References; Bare singular arguments in Brazilian Portuguese Perfectivity, telicity, and kinds; 1. Introduction; 2. Bare singulars in episodic predicates; 2.1 The subject position; 2.2 Bare objects of perfective predicates; 3. Explaining the data: The role of kinds; 3.1 Kinds as arguments of episodic predicates; 3.2 Explanation: The subject position; 3.3 The bare object; 4. Some consequences of the bare singular as kind-denoting.
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ISBN 9789027271259 (electronic bk.)
9027271259 (electronic bk.)
1306090628 (ebk)
9781306090629 (ebk)
9789027206084
9027206082
OCLC # 864676257
Additional Format Print version: New perspectives on bare noun phrases in romance and beyond 9789027206084 (DLC) 2013029767 (OCoLC)854497738


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