Identifying (In)definiteness: from Silent Morpho-syntax to Semantics

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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Dow Hall (DOW) See map
370 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Overview: While every language can express definiteness, indefiniteness and genericity, the morpho-syntactic encoding of these notions varies considerably. This workshop is part of a larger project that provides concrete diagnostics for determining the interpretation of noun phrases which lack overt markers of (in)definiteness. The connection between morpho-syntax and semantics is explored in six languages, Cape Verdean Creole, Hiaki, Korean, Quechua, Russian, and Xhosa. These investigations provide the empirical base for a restrictive theory of cross-linguistic variation.

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Conferences & Workshops