Semantic incorporation and indefinite descriptions : semantic and syntactic aspects of noun incorporation in West Greenlandic / Veerle Van Geenhoven.

Author
Van Geenhoven, Veerle, 1965- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Stanford, Calif. : CSLI Publications, [1998], ©1998.
Description
xv, 247 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Dissertations in linguistics. [More in this series]
Summary note
  • This volume presents "Semantic Incorporation" as an analysis accounting for many striking similarities between the semantic properties of incorporated nouns in West Greenlandic and bare plurals and split noun phrases in West Germanic language. This analysis uniformly treats these nominal expressions as predicative indefinites. At the outset, Van Geenhoven explores the empirical basis for why Semantic Incorporation is needed.
  • The inability of existing semantic theories of indefinites as well as current structural approaches to Noun Incorporation to account for the data observed is then explored, and finally, the work presents Semantic Incorporation as a subtheory of indefinites. This volume will be of interest to semanticists, lexicalists, sytacticians and linguists.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-247).
Language note
Includes examples in German and Kalâtdlisut.
Contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Aspects of Noun Incorporation in West Greenlandic
  • 3. Setting the Semantic Scene
  • 4. Setting the Syntactic Scene
  • 5. Semantic Incorporation
  • 6. The Scope of Indefinites
  • 7. Summary and Open Ends.
ISBN
  • 157586133X (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 1575861321 (paper : alk. paper)
LCCN
98012973
OCLC
38542618
RCP
C - O
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