By Jila Ghomeshi, Ileana Paul, Martina Wiltschko

ISBN-10: 902725530X

ISBN-13: 9789027255303

This quantity brings jointly contemporary paintings at the formal and interpretational homes of determiners throughout quite a few typologically and geographically unrelated languages. It seeks to reply to the center query of contemporary linguistic concept: Which houses of languages are common and that are variable? In contemporary theorizing, a lot of language edition is argued to stem from modifications within the houses of good points linked to sensible heads. As such, this quantity might be considered as a case examine of 1 such type: the determiner (D). The contributions all examine the prestige of D as a language common through analyzing the language-specific syntactic and semantic homes linked to this class. This quantity will attract researchers and scholars in syntax and semantics, in addition to to those that have extra a particular curiosity in determiners and noun words.

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There is one syncretic form in this paradigm: amo is invariant across the singular animacy distinction. Since only two cells in the paradigm share the same form, I assume that this is an accidental syncretic form rather than an instance of neutralization. What’s in a determiner and how did it get there?  The set of d-features in Blackfoot is almost but not completely identical to the set of d-features in German or Halkomelem: it does not include case. Thus, Blackfoot makes use of a subset of d-features available to the other languages.

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