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Internal motivations and formal approaches

Anne Breitbarth, Christopher Lucas, and David Willis

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume II: Patterns and Processes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199602544
eISBN:
9780191810947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602544.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that, while the creation of indefinites from generic nouns is grammaticalization in the form of upwards reanalysis from N to R, the quantifier and free-choice cycles do not in ... More


Empirical generalizations

Anne Breitbarth, Christopher Lucas, and David Willis

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume II: Patterns and Processes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199602544
eISBN:
9780191810947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602544.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter shows that, across languages, indefinites show a tendency to become increasingly restricted to ever-stronger negative polarity contexts, eventually becoming restricted to the scope of ... More


Aliquis from Latin to Romance

Chiara Gianollo

in Indefinites between Latin and Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198812661
eISBN:
9780191850448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812661.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter investigates some crucial steps in the evolution of the continuations of Latin aliquis ‘some (or other)’ in the Standard Romance languages. These historical developments represent ... More


Conclusion

Anne Breitbarth, Christopher Lucas, and David Willis

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume II: Patterns and Processes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199602544
eISBN:
9780191810947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602544.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter summarizes the volume. It provides a bird's-eye view on the diachronic changes and the accounts developed in the volume. The different strands of research, empirical observations, ... More


Introduction

Anne Breitbarth, Christopher Lucas, and David Willis

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume II: Patterns and Processes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199602544
eISBN:
9780191810947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602544.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter first situates the work against the background of the existing literature. It further introduces the key concepts and terminology used in the volume. After an explanation of the ... More


The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume II: Patterns and Processes

Anne Breitbarth, Christopher Lucas, and David Willis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199602544
eISBN:
9780191810947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602544.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The book constitutes the second volume of the two-volume work The history of negation in the languages of Europe and the Mediterranean. While the first volume united a rich collection of ten case ... More


External motivations for change in indefinite systems

Anne Breitbarth, Christopher Lucas, and David Willis

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume II: Patterns and Processes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199602544
eISBN:
9780191810947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602544.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter turns to external motivations for changes in the licensing conditions of indefinites and in their series formation. It is shown by means of selected examples that language contact is not ... More


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