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Author Kabatek, Johannes
Title New Perspectives on Bare Noun Phrases in Romance and Beyond
Imprint Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013
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Descript 1 online resource (340 pages)
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Series Studies in Language Companion Series ; v.141
Studies in Language Companion Series
Note New Perspectives on Bare Noun Phrases in Romance and Beyond -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Laying bare nominal determination -- 1.1 Setting the scene -- 1.2 Research on BNs and Romance: A first survey -- 1.3 A word on "bareness" -- 1.4 Really bare, just zero or rather without shape? -- 2. The challenges -- 2.1 Combining approaches -- 2.2 Towards an agenda of BN studies -- 2.3 Methodological considerations for future research -- 3. The contributions in this volume -- 4. Outlook -- References -- Some Cross-linguistic aspects of bare NP distribution -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Doron (2003) -- 3. Brazilian Portuguese -- 4. Modern Hebrew -- 5. Accounting for bare singulars in Modern Hebrew -- 6. Some conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Bare nominals, bare predicates -- 1. Introduction -- 1.1 Baker's (2003) syntactic approach -- 1.2 Chierchia's (1998) Neocarlsonian approach -- 1.3 Partee's (1987) Type shifting operations -- 2. Properties of kinds -- 3. Properties of individual objects -- 4. Gradable properties -- 5. Capacities -- 6. Conclusion -- References -- Spanish bare plurals and topicalization -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Towards a uniform approach to BPLs. -- 2.1 BPLs as property denotations -- 2.2 BPLs and information structure -- 3. Topicalized BPLs. -- 3.1 The position of topicalized BPLs. -- 3.2. Topicalized BPLs, indefinite argument drop, and nominal ellipsis -- 3.3 Split topicalization -- 4. Conclusion -- References -- Information structure and the distribution of Spanish bare plurals -- 1. The naked noun constraint -- 2. The role of information structure -- 2.1 Topics and bare nouns -- 2.1.1 The constraint on preverbal subjects is derived from topicality -- 2.1.2 Two problems with topicality -- 2.2 Two kinds of topics -- 2.2.1 Preverbal subjects and dislocated phrases
2.2.2 The licensing of bare nouns as dislocated topics -- 2.2.3 Internal and external topics impose different constraints -- 2.2.4 Two proposals on subjects and topics -- 2.2.5 The contrastive value of external topics -- 2.3 Non-referential expressions as topics -- 2.4 Bare plurals and focus -- 2.5 Information structure and the grammar of bare plurals -- 2.5.1 Semantic incorporation of internal and external arguments -- 2.5.2 Why narrow focus is relevant -- 2.5.3 Preverbal subjects of unaccusative verbs -- 3. Conclusions -- References -- Bare nominals in American-Spanish headlines -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Objectives and corpus -- 3. Data: Geographical differences -- 4. The possibility of English influence -- 5. Discourse explanation -- 6. Conclusions -- References -- Bare singular arguments in Brazilian Portuguese Perfectivity, telicity, and kinds -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Bare singulars in episodic predicates -- 2.1 The subject position -- 2.2 Bare objects of perfective predicates -- 3. Explaining the data: The role of kinds -- 3.1 Kinds as arguments of episodic predicates -- 3.2 Explanation: The subject position -- 3.3 The bare object -- 4. Some consequences of the bare singular as kind-denoting -- 4.1 Durativity and homogeneity -- 4.2 Telicity -- 5. Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- The distribution of specific and definite bare nominals in Brazilian Portuguese -- 1. Introduction: Specific and definite bare nominals? -- 2. The data: Facing theoretical and methodological problems -- 2.1 Bare nominals in Brazilian Portuguese -- 2.2 The need for corpus studies and its problems -- 3. Corpora and distribution -- 3.1 The theoretical status of performance data -- 3.2 (In)definiteness, specificity and reference -- 3.3 The open corpus: BSs in spoken vs. written language -- 3.3.1 Materials -- 3.3.2 Results
3.4 The experimental "closed" corpus -- 3.4.1 Material -- 3.4.2 Results -- 4. Theoretical implications: BrP BSs and information structure -- 4.1 Revisiting Müller (2002): A critical survey -- 4.2 Reconsidering the role of information structure -- 5. Conclusion -- References -- Used materials -- References -- 'Bare quantifiers' and topics in Italian -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Topics and their properties -- 2. Topics and Bare quantifiers -- 2.1 Cinque (1990) -- 2.2 Bare quantifiers vs. Quantified DPs and referentiality -- 3. Free-choiceness -- 4. Bare indefinites as Topics -- 4.1 The case of qualcosa/qualcuno -- 4.2 The case of tutto 'everything' and molto 'many' -- 4.2.1 Topical "tutto" -- 4.2.2. Topical "molto" -- 5. Indefinites, Topicalization and Grammaticalization -- 6. Conclusion -- References -- Coordinated bare nouns in French, Spanish and European Portuguese -- 1. The challenge of coordinated bare NPs -- 2. Previous research -- 3. Bare coordination in Romance languages -- 3.1 French -- 3.2 Spanish -- 3.3 Portuguese -- 3.4 Syntactic & referential conclusions from the data -- 4. Semantics of CBNs -- 4.1 The notion of stereotypicality of bare nouns -- 4.2 Shared semantic frame -- 4.3 Collective-like connection and set intersection -- 5. Summary and conclusion -- References -- Corpora -- Literature -- Bare vs. non-bare nouns -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Bulgarian nominal system -- 2.1 The expression of definiteness vs. indefiniteness -- 2.2 The status of two indefinites -- 2.3 Properties and environments of indefinite NPs -- 2.3.1 Non-referential bare indefinites -- 2.3.2 Non-specific bare indefinites -- 2.3.3 Indefinite edin-NPs -- 3. Evidence for the semantic difference between bare NPs and edin-NPs -- 3.1 Test 1: Scopal behaviour -- 3.2 Test 2: Different wh-words -- 3.3 Test 3: Discourse anaphora -- 3.4 Test 4: Evidence from clitic doubling
3.5 Test 5: Edin-addition in predicative NPs -- 4. Analysis -- 4.1 Type vs. token distinction -- 4.2 Discourse salience -- 4.3 Animacy and individuation -- 5. Conclusion -- References -- Index
This paper investigates distributional and semantic properties of two kinds of indefinite NPs in Bulgarian: bare nouns vs. NPs headed by edin 'one'. The central question, which constitutes a subject of intense debate in the literature, is whether there is a semantic (and pragmatic) difference between these two kinds of indefinites. It will be argued in favour of such a distinction. This claim is supported by different properties which these two kinds of Bulgarian indefinites display concerning their scope behaviour in opaque contexts, the choice of discourse anaphora, the use of wh-words, and the possibility of clitic doubling. Additional evidence for the claimed distinction is provided by the intensifying function of edin 'one' used in predicative NPs in Bulgarian. The paper discusses how the difference claimed can be accounted for. Showing that the distinction specific vs. non-specific is not sufficient to explain the data, it will be proposed to draw the line of distinction between the two kinds of indefinite NPs in terms of type vs. token reference
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