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The interpretation of topical indefinites as direct and indirect aboutness topics

Cornelia Ebert and Stefan Hinterwimmer

in Information Structure: Theoretical, Typological, and Experimental Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570959
eISBN:
9780191721786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570959.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The Interpretation of Topical Indefinites as Direct and Indirect Aboutness Topics’ by Cornelia Ebert and Stefan Hinterwimmer deals with the interpretation of sentences that contain indefinite DPs ... More


Embedded questions

Veneeta Dayal

in Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199281268
eISBN:
9780191757396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281268.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates issues specific to indirect questions. They are separated from morpho-syntactically similar free clauses and exclamatives, as well as from noun phrases with question-like ... More


The Interpretation of Indefinites in the Japanese wh‐mo Construction

Christopher Tancredi and Miyuki Yamashina

in Strategies of Quantification

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692439
eISBN:
9780191744891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter proposes an analysis of wh‐mo interaction in Japanese and explores consequences of the analysis for the interpretation of indefinite descriptions. Three important conclusions will be ... More


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