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LINGUIST List 19.2299

Fri Jul 18 2008

Books: Syntax/Semantics/Linguistic Theories: Ihsane

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Layered DP: Ihsane


Message 1: The Layered DP: Ihsane
Date: 15-Jul-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Layered DP: Ihsane
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Title: The Layered DP
Subtitle: Form and meaning of French indefinites
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 124
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20124

Author: Tabea Ihsane
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255075 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255075 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 173.00
Abstract:

This book examines argumental un-NPs and du/des-NPs in
French: nominals with the indefinite article and with the so-called
'partitive article' respectively. The main aim is to account for the
different interpretations of these indefinites and to determine how
interpretation and structure are related. This study thus concerns the
syntax-semantics interface, with an emphasis on the composition of the left
periphery and the inflectional domain of the indefinites mentioned. It is
realized in the framework of generative grammar and in a cartographic
approach. A crucial proposal put forward in this book is that indefinites
of different semantic types are associated with different left peripheries.
The analysis further suggests that the inflectional domain of these
indefinites may comprise three discrete functional projections encoding the
features [count], [quantity] and [number]. Interestingly, these results
seem to extend to a selection of bare nouns in Romance and Germanic languages.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): French (fra)

Written In: English (eng )

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