The Combination of Indefinite and Definite Determiners in Akan

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Show simple item record Duah, Reginald Akuoko Grubic, Mira Renans, Agata 2023-07-13T16:45:38Z 2023-07-13T16:45:38Z 2023-07
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dc.description.abstract This paper discusses the co-occurrence of the choice-functional indefinite determiner BÍ and the definite determiner NÓ in Akan. The resulting DP refers to an individual that is mutually known to be unique (i.e., this is a definite interpretation), but there is also an epistemic component, indicating that the addressee has to make an effort to retrieve the referent. We propose that this interpretation is similar to the reading found with the so-called recognitional use of demonstratives (Himmelmann 1996, Bombi et al. 2019), and suggest an account that attributes this component to the indefinite determiner (following research by Owusu 2019). en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.subject.classification Linguistik , Semantik , Feldforschung , Akan , Definitheit de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 490 de_DE
dc.subject.other linguistics, semantics, fieldwork, Niger-Congo languages, Akan, definiteness en
dc.title The Combination of Indefinite and Definite Determiners in Akan en
dc.type ConferencePaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal triplea7 de_DE
utue.publikation.noppn yes de_DE


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