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Query Details

Query Subject:   Specificity
Author:   Rebecca Larche Moreton
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Semantics

Query:   Dear Listers:

I am looking for definitions of 'specific' versus 'non-specific' in
the noun phrase, and more particularly, how these terms intersect
with/differ from 'definite' versus 'indefinite.' Does anyone know of a
reference that lays it all out clearly?

Thanks in advance.

Rebecca Larche Moreton
301 South Ninth Street
Oxford, MS 38655

Tue, 10 Nov 1998 09:19:18 +0100
Birgit Grimminger
French Verbs

Ladies and gentlemen,

Could you please send me information concerning the french verbs
''disparatre'', ''apparatre'' and ''paratre'' for my Magisterarbeit (it's a
scientific work about the change of the auxiliaries ''avoir'' and ''tre''
and the diachrony / development of these french verbs).

Thanks for your help and greetings from Stuttgart,

Birgit Grimminger.
LL Issue: 9.1578
Date posted: 10-Nov-1998


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