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Definiteness (Christopher Lyons) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1999) 9780521362825
Definiteness (Christopher Lyons) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1999) 9780521362825
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Title: Definiteness

Author: Lyons, Christopher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1999

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521362825

Volumes: 1; Pages: 400

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Definiteness is the concept expressed by definite articles such as "the", and also by other expressions such as demonstratives ("this", "that") and personal pronouns. This textbook surveys such expressions in the many languages of the world, and also examines the theoretical literature on this aspect of grammar, to establish what definiteness is and how languages can express it.ContentsPreface1. Basic observations2. Simple definites and indefinites3. Complex definites and indefinites4. Some semantic and pragmatic distinctions5. Interaction with other grammatical phenomena6. Definiteness effects7. Defining definiteness8. Definiteness and noun phrase structure9. Diachronic aspectsReferences
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