Different Kinds of Specificity Across Languages: 92 (Studies by Cornelia Ebert,Stefan Hinterwimmer PDF

By Cornelia Ebert,Stefan Hinterwimmer

This anthology of papers analyzes a number of specificity markers present in usual languages. It displays the truth that regardless of in depth learn into those markers, the immense transformations among the markers throughout languages or even inside of unmarried languages were much less stated. quite often looked particular indefinites are certainly not a homogenous classification, and so this quantity fills a niche in our realizing of the semantics and pragmatics of indefinites.

 

The papers discover transformations and similarities between those specificity markers, targeting the next concerns: even if specificity is a in basic terms semantic or additionally a realistic notion; no matter if the contribution of specificity markers is found at the point of the at-issue content material; even if a few type of speaker-listener asymmetry about the id of the referent is concerned; and the behavioral scope of those indefinites within the context of different quantifiers, negation, perspective verbs, and intensional/modal operators.

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