Genericity in Greek: An Experimental Investigation

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Show simple item record Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Dimitra Alexiadou, Artemis 2019-07-31T09:09:57Z 2019-07-31T09:09:57Z 2019-07-31
dc.identifier.other 1675680647 de_DE
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dc.description.abstract In this paper we present results from a context-acceptability judgment task that addressed genericity in Greek following a design used by Ionin et al. (2011). The task investigates two sources of genericity: (a) sentence-level genericity with a non-Well-Defined Kind (e.g., “a green lamp”) and (b) NP-level genericity with a WDK (e.g., “a dodo bird”) followed by a kind predicate (e.g., “be extinct”). Our results largely confirm the predictions and support Dayal’s (2004) theoretical account of genericity: definite singulars were rated higher with NP-level than with sentence-level genericity, definite plurals were rated equally high with both types of genericity, and modified indefinite singulars were rated higher with sentence-level than with NP-level genericity. With respect to the WDK restriction on definite singulars, even though the difference between the two conditions was significant, definite singulars with sentence-level genericity were rated higher than expected. This casts doubts on the universality WDK restriction, which would have to be addressed in future work. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
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dc.subject.classification Bestimmtheit , Generizität , Griechisch de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 480 de_DE
dc.subject.other definiteness en
dc.subject.other genericity en
dc.subject.other Greek en
dc.title Genericity in Greek: An Experimental Investigation en
dc.type ConferenceObject de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal ProcLingEvi2018 de_DE


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