Nominal Determination

Typology, context constraints, and historical emergence

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  • Editors: Elisabeth Stark1, Elisabeth Leiss2, and Werner Abraham3
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027292100

The following theoretical-empirical points on the DP are discussed: Article and its referential-anaphoric properties by Abraham (Determiners in Centering Theory); Bartra (On bare NPs in Old Spanish and Catalan); identification of all functional nominal categories by Stvan (Bare singular count nouns); Kupisch &#38; Koops (Specificity and negation); Jäger (History of German indefinite determiners); typological comparison of the interaction of nominal and verbal determination by Abraham (Discourse-functional crystallization of the or&#173;ig&#173;inal demonstrative); Leiss (Covert (in)definiteness and aspect in Old Icelandic, Goth&#173;ic, Old High German); Lohndal (Double definiteness during Old Norse); emergence of DP in ontogeny/phylogeny by Osawa (DP, TP and aspect in Old English and L1 acquisition); Bittner (Early functions of definites in L1 acquisition); Wood (Demonstratives and possessives emergent from Old English); Bauer ((in)defin&#173;ite articles in Indo-European) and Stark (Variation in nominal indefiniteness in Romance).<br />

Subjects: Historical linguistics; Syntax; Semantics; Typology

  • Affiliations: 1: Freie Universität Berlin; 2: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; 3: Universität Wien

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