Determining (In)definiteness in the Absence of Articles

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Show simple item record Dayal, Veneeta 2017-01-10T14:14:00Z 2017-01-10T14:14:00Z 2017-01
dc.identifier.other 481604316 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses the view that bare nominals in languages without articles can be definites or indefinites. In particular, it challenges the status of bare nominals as indefinites, providing contexts in which English uses the indefinite article but an article-less language like Hindi must resort to a numeral construction. The empirical generalization based on Hindi is that bare nominals are ambiguous between definites and kind terms and that bare plurals, but not bare singulars, can have kind derived indefinite readings. The indefinite readings available to bare singulars can be traced to NP external factors. The paper then provides an explanation for these facts within a Neo-Carlsonian approach to bare nominals. The last section of the paper extends the insights gained from the case study of Hindi bare nominals to other languages, highlighting empirical and theoretical issues of relevance in determining whether bare nominals in a given language are definites or indefinites. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
dc.rights.uri de_DE
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Linguistik , Semantik , Hindi , Indoarische Sprachen de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 490 de_DE
dc.title Determining (In)definiteness in the Absence of Articles en
dc.type Konferenzveröffentlichung de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal triplea3 de_DE


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