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Indefinite pronouns

Author: Martin Haspelmath
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford studies in typology and linguistic theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first comprehensive and encyclopaedic investigation of indefinite pronouns (expressions like 'someone', 'anything', 'nowhere') in the languages of the world. It shows that the range of variation in the functional and formal properties of indefinite pronouns is subject to a set of universal implicational constraints, and proposes explanations for these universals.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Haspelmath, Martin
Indefinite Pronouns
Oxford : OUP Oxford,c2001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Haspelmath
ISBN: 9780191592911 0191592919
OCLC Number: 1030041054
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
5.7.1. Sentence accent
Description: 1 online resource (385 p.)
Contents: Cover; Half-Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; Notation; 1. Overview; 2. A Typological Perspective on Indefinite Pronouns; 2.1. Language Typology; 2.2. Indefinite Pronouns: Definition and Delimitation of the Domain of Inquiry; 2.2.1. Mixed functional-formal definitions; 2.2.2. The formal criterion: 'pronoun'; 2.2.3. The functional criterion: 'indefinite'; 2.3. Earlier Work; 2.4. The Language Samples; 2.4.1. General problems of typological sampling; 2.4.2. Selection of the samples for this study; 2.4.3. The two samples 3. Formal and Functional Types of Indefinite Pronoun3.1. The Main Formal Types of Indefinite Pronoun; 3.1.1. Types of indefiniteness marker; 3.1.2. The derivational bases of indefinite pronouns; 3.1.3. The ontological categories; 3.2. The Main Functional Types of Indefinite Pronoun; 3.2.1. Negation: negative indefinite pronouns; 3.2.2. Negative polarity (or scale reversal); 3.2.3. Specificity and non-specificity; 3.2.4. Knowledge of the speaker; 3.2.5. Free-choice indefinite pronouns; 3.2.6. Summary: the main functional distinctions; 3.3. Alternatives to Indefinite Pronouns 3.3.1. Generic nouns3.3.2. Existential sentences; 3.3.3. Non-specific free relative clauses; 3.3.4. Universal quantifiers; 3.3.5. Languages without indefinite pronouns; 4. An Implicational Map for Indefinite Pronoun Functions; 4.1. Multifunctionality; 4.2. The Semantic Map Methodology; 4.2.1. Indefiniteness markers as grammatical categories; 4.2.2. The use/function-based approach; 4.2.3. A geometric representation of implicational universals; 4.3. The Implicational Map; 4.3.1. English; 4.3.2. Russian; 4.3.3. Nanay; 4.4. The Distributional Schemas of 40 Languages 4.5. Further Restrictions on Combinations of Functions4.6. Earlier Formulations of Typological Implications; 4.7. Some Finer Distinctions; 4.7.1. Comparatives; 4.7.2. Indirect negation; 4.7.3. Questions; 4.7.4. Expectations of the speaker; 4.8. Towards an Explanation of the Implicational Map; 5. Theoretical Approaches to the Functions of Indefinite Pronouns; 5.1. Structuralist Semantics; 5.2. Logical Semantics; 5.2.1. Free-choice indefinites and universal or existential quantifiers; 5.2.2. (Non-)specific indefinites and referential opacity; 5.2.3. Conclusion; 5.3. Syntactic Approaches 5.3.1. Transformational approaches5.3.2. A binding approach; 5.4. Mental Spaces; 5.4.1. Introduction to the mental-space approach; 5.4.2. A definition of (non-)specificity; 5.4.3. Advantages of the mental-space approach; 5.5. Pragmatic Scales and Scale Reversal; 5.5.1. Pragmatic scales; 5.5.2. Scalar implicatures; 5.5.3. Scale reversal; 5.5.4. Negative polarity items express the low point on a scale; 5.5.5. Free-choice indefinites express the low point on a scale; 5.5.6. Widening and strengthening; 5.6. Explaining the Implicational Map; 5.7. Focusing and Sentence Accent
Series Title: Oxford studies in typology and linguistic theory.
Responsibility: Martin Haspelmath.

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This book is the first comprehensive and encyclopaedic investigation of indefinite pronouns (expressions like 'someone', 'anything', 'nowhere') in the languages of the world. It shows that the range of variation in the functional and formal properties of indefinite pronouns is subject to a set of universal implicational constraints, and proposes explanations for these universals.

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