A Semantic Typology of Definiteness

A Semantic Typology of Definiteness

The Crosslinguistic Distribution of Definiteness Markers

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2014-07-02 )

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This book explores the crosslinguistic distributional patterns of definiteness markers. A distinction is drawn between semantic definiteness and morpho-syntactic definiteness marking. The semantic components of definiteness are arranged, similar to semantic maps, and language-specifically assigned to definiteness markers. This model is based on the results of an empirical study of Q'ekchi', Otomi, Maori and Basque. The choice of a suitable sample for a typological study is also discussed.

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-3-659-56612-7

ISBN-10:

3659566128

EAN:

9783659566127

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Assif Am-David

Number of pages:

140

Published on:

2014-07-02

Category:

General and comparative linguistics