Essays on Nominal Determination: From morphology to discourse management (Studies in Language Companion Series 99)

Essays on Nominal Determination: From morphology to discourse management (Studies in Language Companion Series 99)

By: Henrik Hoeg Muller (editor), Alex Klinge (editor)Hardback

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This volume brings together scholars of diverse theoretical persuasions who all share an interest in capturing the role that nominal determination and reference assignment play in the complicated interplay between thought, language and communication. The articles can be divided roughly into five main areas of concern: the conceptual level of determination; the emergence and function of articles; their semantic contribution to nominal interpretation; the morphology and syntax of determiners; and the interplay and contrasts between articles, demonstratives and possessives. Thus, linguistic and philosophical issues in the subject field of nominal determination are addressed at all interface levels between morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. This volume shows that different theoretical frameworks may be brought fruitfully together in the effort to formulate new analyses of well-known problems, but also to raise new questions and point to new areas which may prove interesting topics for future research both in functional and formal paradigms.


1. Contributors; 2. The editors; 3. Introduction (by Hoeg Muller, Henrik); 4. Determiners and definiteness: Functional semantics and structural differentiation (by Harder, Peter); 5. Articles, definite and indefinite (by Herslund, Michael); 6. Typological correlations in nominal determination in Romance (by Stark, Elisabeth); 7. A stranger in the house: The French article de (by Wilmet, Marc); 8. Determination in endocentric and exocentric languages: With evidence primarily from Danish and Italian (by Korzen, Iorn); 9. Bare predicate nominals in Romance languages (by Zamparelli, Roberto); 10. Definiteness effect and the role of the coda in existential constructions (by Leonetti, Manuel); 11. Determination of N2 modifiers in Spanish nominal syntagmatic compounds (by Hoeg Muller, Henrik); 12. Reference to individuals, person, and the variety of mapping parameters (by Longobardi, Giuseppe); 13. English th- forms (by Bernstein, Judy B.); 14. Stating the case for p- root and hw- root determiners (by Klinge, Alex); 15. On certain differences between noun phrases and clauses (by Fukui, Naoki); 16. Determination, nominalisation and conceptual processing (by Dam-Jensen, Helle); 17. The semantics and pragmatics of the possessive determiner (by Kleiber, Georges); 18. Reference, determiners and descriptive content (by Fretheim, Thorstein); 19. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027231109
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 369
  • ID: 9789027231109
  • weight: 835
  • ISBN10: 9027231109

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