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Author Roehrs, Dorian.

Title Demonstratives and definite articles as nominal auxiliaries / Dorian Roehrs.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 196 pages) : illustrations.
Series Linguistik aktuell = Linguistics today, 0166-0829 ; v. 140
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 140.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-191) and indexes.
Contents Demonstratives and Definite Articles as Nominal Auxiliaries; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication; Table of contents; Preface; Chapter1. Introduction; Chapter 2. The syntactic distribution of determiners; Chapter 3. The syntax and semantics of non-/restrictive modifiers; Chapter 4. The strong and weak alternation in German; Chapter 5. Conclusion; References; Language Index; Subject index; The series Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today.
Summary Written in the cartographic tradition, this monograph is concerned with the inner structure and derivation of noun phrases. It proposes that demonstratives and definite articles are similar to auxiliaries in the clause. Referencing mostly Germanic languages, the book argues that determiners are base generated below adjectives and subsequently move to the left periphery in a successive-cyclic fashion. Demonstrating that determiners are complex elements, it is proposed that languages vary with regard to when and what part of the determiner they move. This provides a novel account of the variatio.
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Noun phrase.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Demonstratives.
Definiteness (Linguistics)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Roehrs, Dorian. Demonstratives and definite articles as nominal auxiliaries. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2009 9789027255235 9027255237 (DLC) 2008051209 (OCoLC)276406252
ISBN 9789027289773 (electronic bk.)
9027289778 (electronic bk.)