Au-delà Des Articles Indéfinis

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LOT, 2010 - Grammar, Comparative and general - 217 pages
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Contents

INDEFINITE ARTICLES AND BEYOND
1
Spanish unas
2
French des 4 Dutch
3
Beyond this introduction
9
General Introduction ll
11
Bare plurals and unos N
13
The semantics of unos N and the bare plural
14
Discourse salience
16
General Conclusion
71
French des and articles two worlds apart?
73
The semantics of des N putting the pieces together
75
A bare partitive analysis for des N
77
The preference for narrow scope of des N and the antidetem1iner line
87
The absence of bare plurals in French and the article line
89
Summary and outlook
90
What about other bare partitives?
91

Discourse salience unos N and the bare plural
19
Explaining the facts
22
Conclusion
25
Unos as a plural indefinite article synchronic evidence
27
Unos and the Blocking Principle
28
Unos and partitive readings
32
Unos and distributive readings
37
Further predictions
41
Conclusion
43
Unos as a plural indefinite article diachronic evidence
45
increase in frequency
46
semantic bleaching
53
Simulating the evolution of indefinite articles
57
Conclusion
69
Beyond des N
92
Looking for bare partitives
93
An empirical investigation of bare partitives
99
The analysis of bare partitives
107
Conclusions and outlook
109
An article gone astray
139
comparison
161
Concluding Summary
181
Appendices
189
References
195
Samenvatting in het Nederlands
203
Résumé en francais
211
Curriculum Vitae
219
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