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Epistemic indefinites and methods of identification

Maria Aloni and Angelika Port

in Epistemic Indefinites: Exploring Modality Beyond the Verbal Domain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199665297
eISBN:
9780191779732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665297.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter proposes an account of epistemic indefinites cross-linguistically, focusing on the case of German irgendein and Italian un qualche. Four main functions for EIs are identified initially: ... More


Romanian epistemic indefinites

Anamaria Fălăuş

in Epistemic Indefinites: Exploring Modality Beyond the Verbal Domain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199665297
eISBN:
9780191779732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665297.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines the distribution and interpretation of the Romanian epistemic indefinites vreun and un NP oarecare. The two items are shown to differ with respect to the way in which they ... More


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