Redefining Indefinites

This volume explores the interpretation of indefinites and the constraints on their distribution by paying particular attention to key issues in the interface between syntax and semantics: the relation between the semantic properties of indefinite determiners and the denotation of indefinite DPs, th...

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Main Authors: Dobrovie-Sorin, Carmen, Beyssade, Claire (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2012, 2012
Edition:1st ed. 2012
Series:Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Introduction . Chapter 1: Why indefinites?
  •  Chapter 2: Bare Noun Phrases
  •  Chapter 3: Existential sentences
  •  Chapter 4: The ambiguity of indefinites: towards a denotational definition of the weak/strong distinction
  •  Chapter 5: Disambiguating indefinites
  •  Chapter 6: The Scope of Indefinites
  •  Chapter 7: Genericity, (In)Definiteness and Bare Nouns
  •  Chapter 8: Dependent Indefinites in Donkey-Sentences
  •  Appendix
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Subject Index