By Johannes Kabatek, Albert Wall
This ebook envisions the examine of naked noun words as a box of analysis in its personal correct instead of an adjunct subject within the wider area of nominal selection. Combining insights from assorted theoretical backgrounds and lengthening the empirical insurance of naked noun phenomena, the 10 contributions supply new views on long-standing yet nonetheless actively debated difficulties in addition to investigations into formerly neglected concerns. the amount makes a speciality of the big variety of naked noun phenomena in Romance languages, together with Spanish, Catalan, Brazilian and eu Portuguese, Italian and French; but additionally widens its inherently comparative viewpoint to languages comparable to Bulgarian and glossy Hebrew. The authors talk about the significance of cross-linguistic styles within the modeling of the syntax and semantics of noun words and of universal noun denotations, the position of data constitution in addition to that of discourse traditions and coordination.
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Maria constru-iu casa. Maria constru-iu uma casa. ” If bare singular NPs are predicates which are straightforwardly incorporated and interpreted as existential, (10a) should always be felicitous, and there should be no contrast between (10a) and (10b). These data are thus evidence against interpreting the bare singular existentially in object position in Brazilian Portuguese. Note crucially that in Modern Hebrew, bare singular direct objects behave very differently from the Brazilian Portuguese data.
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New Perspectives on Bare Noun Phrases in Romance and Beyond by Johannes Kabatek, Albert Wall