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Bare nouns with different edges

ContributorsIhsane, Tabeaorcid
Published inEdges, heads and projections : interface properties, Editors Di Sciullo, A.M. & Hill, V., p. 23-45
PublisherAmsterdam : John Benjamins
Collection
  • Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today; 156
Publication date2010
Abstract

The central observation in this paper is that bare nouns display an ambiguous interpretation only under coordination (genericity excluded). Adopting a strict syntax-semantic mapping, this paper focuses on this property and argues that the ambiguity follows from the level of complexity of the left periphery: plural and mass bare nouns have different readings according to whether their edge is low (i.e., PropP) or high (i.e., QP).

Keywords
  • Bare nouns
  • Nominal syntax
  • Nominal edge
  • Left Periphery
  • Coordination of bare nouns
  • Syntax-semantic mapping
Citation (ISO format)
IHSANE, Tabea. Bare nouns with different edges. In: Edges, heads and projections : interface properties. Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2010. p. 23–45. (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today)
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  • PID : unige:153922
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