Quantification Definiteness and Nominalization

This book addresses recent developments in the study of quantifier phrases, nominalizations, and the linking definite determiner.

Author: Anastasia Giannakidou

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191562013

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book addresses recent developments in the study of quantifier phrases, nominalizations, and the linking definite determiner. It reflects the intense reconsideration of the nature of quantification, and of fundamental aspects of the syntax and semantics of quantifier phrases. Leading international scholars explore novel and challenging ideas at the interfaces between syntax and morphology, syntax and semantics, morphology and the lexicon. They examine core issues in the field, such as kind reference, number marking, partitivity, context dependence and the way presuppositions are built into the meanings of quantifiers. They also consider how in this context definiteness and the definite determiner D play a central role, and the way in which D is also instrumental in nominalizations. With nominalization, the lexical semantic contribution of verbs and their arguments becomes central, and within the perspective of this book the question is asked whether syntactic nominalizations share with noun phrases the same external layer, namely the functional projection DP. If so, what exactly is the contribution of D in this case, and how much of the lexical correspondence between nouns and verbs is preserved? This book presents the latest thinking on cross-paradigm and cross-linguistic approaches in three of the most vibrant and productive research areas in linguistics. It paves the way towards a more comprehensive understanding of how quantification, definiteness, and nominalizations are encoded in the grammar.
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Lexical Plurals

... Be ́jar Quantification, Definiteness, and Nominalization Edited by Anastasia Giannakidou and Monika Rathert InterPhases Phase-Theoretic Investigations ...

Author: Paolo Acquaviva

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191538629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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This book explores the wide variety of cases in which the plural of nouns is lexical. When a plural is lexicalized it becomes part of what it is to know a certain word: pence, for example, is lexical because it means a plurality of a certain kind - a multiple value, not a set of physical objects like pennies - and knowing this reading is knowing the word. Languages exhibit countless examples of similar word-dependent irregularities in the form and meaning of plural, but these have never been analyzed in depth from a unified perspective. Dr Acquaviva aims to do just that, using analytic tools from formal semantics and theoretical morphology to shed light on the relation between grammar and the lexicon. After an introduction setting out his approach he divides the book into two parts. The first gives a structured description of the ways plurality can be lexicalized with an emphasis on description and categorization. The second analyzes in depth different types of lexical plurals in Italian, Irish, Arabic and Breton. A final chapter spells out the theoretical consequences for the analysis of the lexicon. The book is unusual in combining a broad typological classification with a unified morphological and semantic analysis based on a formal framework.
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Definiteness across languages

Constraints on the contractionof preposition and definite article in German. ... Quantification, definiteness, and nominalization (Oxford Studies ...

Author: Ana Aguilar-Guevara

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 9783961101924

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 502

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Definiteness has been a central topic in theoretical semantics since its modern foundation. However, despite its significance, there has been surprisingly scarce research on its cross-linguistic expression. With the purpose of contributing to filling this gap, the present volume gathers thirteen studies exploiting insights from formal semantics and syntax, typological and language specific studies, and, crucially, semantic fieldwork and cross-linguistic semantics, in order to address the expression and interpretation of definiteness in a diverse group of languages, most of them understudied. The papers presented in this volume aim to establish a dialogue between theory and data in order to answer the following questions: What formal strategies do natural languages employ to encode definiteness? What are the possible meanings associated to this notion across languages? Are there different types of definite reference? Which other functions (besides marking definite reference) are associated with definite descriptions? Each of the papers contained in this volume addresses at least one of these questions and, in doing so, they aim to enrich our understanding of definiteness.
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Strategies of Quantification

——and Monika Rathert (2009) Quantification, Definiteness and Nominalization. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Gil, David (1987) Definiteness, noun-phrase ...

Author: Kook-Hee Gil

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191643637

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

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Quantification has been at the heart of research in the syntax and semantics of natural language since Aristotle. The last few decades have seen an explosion of detailed studies of the syntax and semantics of quantification and its relation to the rest of the theory of grammar, resulting in a highly sophisticated understanding of the mechanisms of quantification. This book considers the ways natural languages vary with respect to their realisation of quantificational notions. Drawing on data from English, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Hausa and others, the authors also link the variation in the expression of quantification to the notions of polarity sensitivity, free-choice and indefiniteness.
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Cross linguistic Investigations of Nominalization Patterns

In Quantification, Definiteness and Nominalization, Anastasia Giannakidou & Monica Rathert (eds), 253–280. Oxford: OUP. Alexiadou, Artemis, Gianina ...

Author: Ileana Paul

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027270702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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The chapters in this volume address current topics in the morphology, syntax, and semantics of nominalizations, drawing on a range of typologically and geographically diverse languages. Nominalizations represent a long-standing puzzle to linguists: How is a noun, such as destruction, related to the verb destroy? The semantic parallel between the deverbal nominalization and its related verb suggests that there is a close connection between the two. This volume contributes to the ongoing debates on how to capture this connection and how to account for the apparent mixed categorical status of nominalizations. This volume is essential for students and researchers interested in the morphology-syntax and syntax-semantics interfaces.
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The Syntax of Nominalizations across Languages and Frameworks

In Quantification, definiteness and nominalization, A. Giannakidou and M. Rathert (eds.), 253–280. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Author: Artemis Alexiadou

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110245875

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

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The volume explores the syntax of nominalizations, focusing on deverbal and deadjectival nominalizations, but also discussing the syntax of genitives and the syntax of distinct readings of nominalizations. The volume investigates the morpholgy-syntax interface as well as the semantics-syntax interface in the domain of nominalizations. The theoretical frameworks include distributed morphology, and minimalist syntax. Data from a variety of languages are taken into consideration, e.g. Hebrew, Bulgarian, Serbian, French, Spanish, German and English.
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Nominalization

'Eventive Object Experiencer nominalizations in Hebrew', ... Quantification, Definiteness and Nominalization, 253–280. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Author: Artemis Alexiadou

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192634948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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This volume explores the progress of cross-linguistic research into the structure of complex nominals since the publication of Chomsky's 'Remarks on Nominalization' in 1970. In the last 50 years of research into the division of labour between the mental lexicon and syntax, the specific properties of nominalized structures have remained a particularly central question. The chapters in this volume take stock of developments in this area and offer new perspectives on a range of issues, including the representation of morphological complexity in the syntax, the correlation of nominal affixes with different types of nominalizations, and the modelling of non-compositional meaning within syntactic approaches to word formation. Crucially, the contributors base their analyses on data from typologically diverse languages, such as Archi, Greek, Hiaki, Icelandic, Mebengokre, Turkish, and Udmurt, and explore the question of whether, cross-linguistically, nominalizations have a uniform core to their structure that can be syntactically described.
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The Semantics of Nominalizations across Languages and Frameworks

Harley, Heidi 2009 The morphology of nominalizations and the syntax of vP. To appear in Quantification, Definiteness, and Nominalization, ...

Author: Monika Rathert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110226546

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

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The volume explores the semantics of nominalizations from different theoretical points of view: formal and lexical semantics, cognitive-functional grammar, lexical-functional grammar, discourse representation theory. Data from a variety of languages are taken into account, including Hungarian, Italian, French, German and English. The papers discuss the semantics of distinct readings of nominalizations and meaning differences observed between competing affixes.
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Die slavischen Sprachen

(To appear): “Quantification, Definiteness, and Nominalization”. Oxford. Hankamer, Jorge (1979): Deletion in Coordinate Structures. New York.

Author: Sebastian Kempgen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110156607

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1116

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The handbook is intended to present a well balanced general view of the current state of Slavic linguistics and the Slavic languages with regard to their synchronic and diachronic description. In contrast to previous undertakings of a similar nature, this handbook is not intended to be a grammar with chapters on individual languages. Its length, the extensive scope of its subject matter, the systematic approach and the method of description which reflect the current state of Slavic Linguistics set this handbook apart from others.
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A Phi Syntax for Nominal Concord

Morphological Definiteness as Gender-Agreement in the German DP Marco Benincasa ... Quantification, Definiteness, and Nominalization.

Author: Marco Benincasa

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 9783823391333

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 406

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The book focusses on the grammatical feature definiteness in German, visible in the inflection of adjectives (ein schön-es Kind vs. das schön-e Kind). It argues for an analysis of this effect that draws a connection to the visible categories of number and gender on nouns and related words rather than an abstract property. This conclusion rests on the conflation of the established grammatical categories into a single one, number-gender, which explains a vast body of grammatical phenomena in German and principles of language in general.
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The Nominal Structure in Slavic and Beyond

Contextual domain restriction and the definite determiner. In Context-Dependence, Perspective and ... Quantification, Definiteness, and Nominalization.

Author: Lilia Schürcks

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9781614512790

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 493

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The contributions in this volume shed new light on the discussion of whether the DP hypothesis applies universally or not. The issue is prominent not only for Slavic languages. Drawing on evidence from many other languages, Greek, East Asian, and Basque among them, the book has important implications for answering fundamental questions about the nature of definiteness and quantification.
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New Perspectives in Language Discourse and Translation Studies

Nominalization – lexical and syntactic aspects. In Quantification, definiteness and nominalization, eds. A. Giannakidou and M. Rathert, 281–320.

Author: Mirosław Pawlak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642200834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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The current volume is a collection of papers representing the most recent developments in linguistics, specifically in the fields of language, discourse and translation studies. It includes papers representative of traditionally distinguished linguistic subdisciplines such as phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, historical linguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, as well as translation. Since the contributions contained in the book touch upon such a variety of disciplines and do so from both more traditional and more innovative perspectives, it will be an important point of reference for scholars, graduate students and lecturers teaching courses in linguistics.
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Manual of Grammatical Interfaces in Romance

Quantification, definiteness, and nominalization, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 253–280. Alexiadou, Artemis (2010a), “Nominalizations.

Author: Susann Fischer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110311860

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 701

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Different components of grammar interact in non-trivial ways. It has been under debate what the actual range of interaction is and how we can most appropriately represent this in grammatical theory. The volume provides a general overview of various topics in the linguistics of Romance languages by examining them through the interaction of grammatical components and functions as a state-of-the-art report, but at the same time as a manual of Romance languages.
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New Impulses in Word Formation

Quantification, Definiteness, and Nominalization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 281–319. Blume, Kerstin (2004): Nominalisierte Infinitive.

Author: Susan Olsen

Publisher: Helmut Buske Verlag

ISBN: 9783875488029

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 404

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This special issue entitled "New Impulses in Word-Formation" demonstrates in thirteen individual, empirically oriented case studies how the methods gleaned from newer theoretical models (optimality theory, construction grammar, cognitive grammar, distributive morphology, parallel architecture) as well as from the linguistic sub-disciplines of psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, corpus linguistics and computational linguistics can be applied lucratively to the field of word-formation. The individual contributions are from a team of international linguists and deal with a broad spectrum of interests divided almost equally between the two major areas of word-formation, derivation and composition.
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Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Fourth Edition

Quantification, definiteness, and nominalization (Vol. 24). Oxford: Oxford University press. Koptjevskaja-Tamm, M.(2002). Nominalizations.

Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522522560

Category: Computers

Page: 8104

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In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.
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Symmetry Breaking in Syntax and the Lexicon

The morphology of nominalizations and the syntax of vP. In A. Giannakidou & M. Rathert (eds). Quantification, Definiteness and Nominalization, 321–343.

Author: Leah S. Bauke

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027270122

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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This book is a research monograph that explores the implications of the strongest minimalist thesis from an antisymmetric perspective. Three empirical domains are investigated: nominal root compounds in German and English, nominal gerunds in English and their German counterparts, and small clauses in Russian and English. A point of symmetry that has the potential of stalling the derivation emerges in the derivation of all of these constructions. Building on certain assumptions on how Merge works, this book shows that the points of symmetry can all be resolved in the same way; despite the fact that the three empirical domains under investigation are standardly derived from distinct structural configurations, such as head-head merger in the case of root compounds, head-phrase merger as it arises from standard complementation/predication structures for nominal gerunds, and phrase-phrase merger in small clauses. This book is of interest to all researchers working on syntax and its interfaces.
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Aspect and Valency in Nominals

Quantification, definiteness and nominalization, 253–280. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Alexiadou, Artemis. 2010a. Nominalizations: A probe into the ...

Author: Maria Bloch-Trojnar

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501505430

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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This book contributes to the recent theoretical developments in the area of mutual interactions of valency and aspect, as expressed in different types of verb-related nominal structures (nominalizations and synthetic compounds). A wide range of data from Slavic, Hellenic, Germanic, Romance and Semitic languages provides an empirical testing ground for competing theoretical explanations couched in the lexicalist and construction-based frameworks.
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Semantics Sentence and Information Structure

Quantification, Definiteness, and Nominalization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 163–187. Mikkelsen, Line 2002. Reanalyzing the definiteness effect: ...

Author: Paul Portner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110589863

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 554

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Read this book to get a deeper understanding of a wide range of semantics research on complex sentences and meaning in discourse. These in-depth articles from leading names in their fields cover the core concepts of sentential semantics such as tense, modality, conditionality, propositional attitudes, scope, negation, and coordination. The highly cited material, covers questions, imperatives, copular clauses, and existential sentences. It also includes essential research on sentence types, and explains central concepts in the theory of information structure and discourse structure, such as topics, cohesion and coherence, accessibility and discourse particles.
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The Evolution of Functional Left Peripheries in Hungarian Syntax

Contextually restricted quantification in Basque. In: Anastasia Giannakidou and Monika Rathert, eds. Quantification, definiteness, and nominalization, ...

Author: Katalin É. Kiss

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191019784

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book adopts a generative framework to investigate the diachronic syntax of Hungarian, one of only a handful of non-Indo-European languages with a documented history spanning more than 800 years. Professor É. Kiss and several internationally recognized experts in the field bring together the best in traditional descriptive linguistics and the state-of-the-art in theoretical linguistics to offer an indepth and original survey of some of the most important structural changes in the history of Hungarian. The book specifically focuses on the restructuring of Hungarian syntax from head-final to head-initial, which started in the Proto-Hungarian age. This development led to fundamental structural changes, resulting in the evolution of functional left peripheries on various levels of syntactic structure by the 16th century. Chapters examine a number of related topics, including the emergence of focus, topic, and negative quantifiers, the marking of definiteness, universal quantifiers, and non-finite and finite subordination. The mechanisms of change are those observed in Indo-European languages (reanalysis, grammaticalization, cyclicity), but the paths of change have often been different. The book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students working in historical and diachronic linguistics, as well as all those interested in the mechanisms and theory of linguistic change.
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The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology

In A. Giannakidou and M. Rathert (eds), Quantification, Definiteness and Nominalization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 253–280. Alexiadou, A. (2010a).

Author: Rochelle Lieber

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191651779

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

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The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology is intended as a companion volume to The Oxford Handbook of Compounding (OUP 2009) Written by distinguished scholars, its 41 chapters aim to provide a comprehensive and thorough overview of the study of derivational morphology. The handbook begins with an overview and a consideration of definitional matters, distinguishing derivation from inflection on the one hand and compounding on the other. From a formal perspective, the handbook treats affixation (prefixation, suffixation, infixation, circumfixation, etc.), conversion, reduplication, root and pattern and other templatic processes, as well as prosodic and subtractive means of forming new words. From a semantic perspective, it looks at the processes that form various types of adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs, as well as evaluatives and the rarer processes that form function words. The book also surveys derivation in fifteen language families that are widely dispersed in terms of both geographical location and typological characteristics.
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