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Definiteness and indefiniteness.

John A. Hawkins

Definiteness and indefiniteness.

by John A. Hawkins

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Published by (University of Cambridge) in (Cambridge) .
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Al (ال) is a particle (حرف) in the Arabic language which is prefixed to nouns in order to render them example, the word “ دراجة ” (a bicycle) is indefinite by default but may be rendered definite by prefixing it with Al; “ الدراجة ” (the bicycle). Although Al is a particle, it is typically treated as a prefix. Therefore, it is not considered when listing. In languages without overt articles (e.g., Russian, Polish, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Korean,Japanese, etc), definiteness and indefiniteness can be expressed by word order (mal’chik spit,‘(the) boysleeps’; spit mal’chik,‘sleeps (a/the) boy’ in Russian) or by context/discourse.1 Those means (usingdemonstratives, changing word order.

  Abstract. This paper is about the difficulties involved in establishing criteria for definiteness. A number of possibilities are considered – traditional ones such as strength, uniqueness, and familiarity, as well as several which have been suggested in the wake of Montague’s analysis of NPs as generalized by: 3. In fact, in some cases, under a BRI standard, one could argue that definiteness in at least some cases should become easier (not harder) to establish. Consider the case of a claim that is rejected for indefiniteness for reciting molecular weight of 1, to , without specifying Mn, Mw, or some other method of determining it.

  The simplest kind of argument against a [-def] feature comes from morphology, or rather from the lack of it. As opposed to the definite article ha-, Hebrew has no indefinite article; indefiniteness is simply the absence of any definiteness marking. This clearly suggests that definiteness and indefiniteness should not be treated symmetrically. The overt markers of indefiniteness followed suit, separating indefinites from non-specifics and typifying generics. This progression of definiteness was directed by variables such as person, animacy, gender, number and noun-class, and started in contexts in which definiteness closely interacted with possessivity.


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Book Description. First published inthis book is concerned with the definite and indefinite articles in English. It provides an integrated pragmatic-semantic theory of definite and indefinite reference, Definiteness and indefiniteness.

book the basis of which, many co-occurance restrictions between articles and non-modifiers are explained. Definiteness and Indefiniteness. Barbara Abbott. Search for more papers by this author. Barbara Abbott.

Search for more papers by this author. Book Editor(s): Laurence R. Horn. Search for more papers by this author. Gregory Ward. Search for more papers by this author. First published: 01 January Cited by: Definiteness and Indefiniteness by John A.

Hawkins,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Definiteness and indefiniteness in English. [Bloomington]: Reproduced by the Indiana University Linguistics Club, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: C L Baker.

Find more information about: OCLC Number: Notes: Cover title. Description. Definiteness and Indefiniteness (Routledge Library Editions: the English Language) 1st Edition. by John Hawkins (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.

Cited by: This paper is about definiteness, Definiteness and indefiniteness. book more specifically about the difficulties involved in getting clear on which noun phrases should be classified as definite, or more properly, which have uses which can be so classified. A number of possibilities are considered.

First we consider some traditional proposals—those analyzing definiteness in terms of strength, uniqueness, or by: 3. Software Patents: Enablement, Definiteness, Means Plus Function, Step Plus Function, On Sale, Public Use Today’s faculty features: From the book, –A patent is invalid for indefiniteness if its claims, read in light of the specification delineating the patent, and.

Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. His books include A Performance Theory of Order and Constituency (Cambridge, ); A Comparative Typology of English and German: Unifying the Contrasts (Austin, ) Word Order Universals (New York,), Definiteness, and Indefiniteness: A.

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only do ebook promotions online and we does not distribute any free download of ebook on this site. Definiteness and indefiniteness. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press. E-mail Citation» Early work that describes a wide range of uses of definite and indefinite noun phrases in natural language grammar and defines many empirical puzzles that subsequent literature tries to account for.

At a more particular level, the book explores the nature of reference. It examines an important selection of subjects such as the contrast between definiteness and indefiniteness, the relationship between definite and demonstrative reference, and the relationship between pragmatic and logical aspects of determining meaning.

Definiteness and Indefiniteness: a Study in Reference and Gram maticality Prediction by John A. Hawkins. (Croom Helm Linguistics Series.) London: Croom Helm and Atlantic Highlands N.J.: Humanities Press,pp John Hawkins' recent book, developed from an earlier PhD thesis along.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hawkins, John A. Definiteness and indefiniteness. London: Croom Helm ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, Generally speaking, both definiteness and indefiniteness are subsumed under DP, regardless of whether DP has a single layer or multiple layers.

2 This account basically assumes that indefiniteness either lacks definiteness (missing the feature [+DEF]) or has an opposite property of definiteness ([−DEF]). Thus, DP for both definiteness and indefiniteness has two important predictions: first Author: Jiajuan Xiong, Chu-Ren Huang.

Identifiability and definiteness in Chinese the features of definiteness and indefiniteness cannot be obligatorily and uniquely specified for nominal expressions in Chinese. Linguistics publishes articles and book reviews in the traditional disciplines of linguistics as well as in neighboring disciplines insofar as these are deemed to.

The Representation of (In)definiteness collects the most important current research, reflecting a wide range of approaches, on a central theoretical issue in linguistics: characterizing the distinction between definite and indefinite expressions.

The authors of these 11 original essays, which draw on current work in theoretical syntax and semantics, were charged by the editors to take more. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the : Barbara Abbott.

The research of definiteness and indefiniteness has been mainly focused on languages with overt articles (HawkinsHeimLyonsAbbottElbourne However, most scholars Author: Barbara Abbott.

In quantum mechanics, counterfactual definiteness (CFD) is the ability to speak "meaningfully" of the definiteness of the results of measurements that have not been performed (i.e., the ability to assume the existence of objects, and properties of objects, even when they have not been measured).The term "counterfactual definiteness" is used in discussions of physics calculations, especially.

The Indefiniteness of God When writing in the context of religion, Albert Schweitzer used of the word 'God', as he said, "in its historical definiteness and indefiniteness".

But is a Protean concept ("indefiniteness") a serviceable tool, i.e. is there a " logic of language " for such a word?. Editorial Reviews "All in all, Mladenova's book is not only an important contribution to our understanding of definiteness, but also has broadened our horizons on the topic in general, and has given some important insights about the diachronic perspective as well as elucidated phenomena having been viewed as unrelated, namely, the lack of the definite article in the majority of Slavic Pages: Indefiniteness and Definiteness are one of the first concepts which are taught in introductory Arabic grammar.

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