publication . Article . 2014

Bare coordination: the semantic shift

Le Bruyn, Bert; de Swart, Henriëtte;
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  • Published: 30 Apr 2014
  • Country: Netherlands
This paper develops an analysis of the syntax-semantics interface of two types of split coordination structures. In the first type, two bare singular count nouns appear as arguments in a coordinated structure, as in bride and groom were happy .W e call this the N&N construction. In the second type, the determiner shows agreement with the first conjunct, while the second conjunct is bare, as in the Spanish example el hornero y hornera cobraban en panes ('thesg.m bakersg.m and bakersg.f werepl paid in bread loaves'). We call this the DN&N construction. Both N&N and DN&N con- structions are common in languages that otherwise require an article or determiner on sing...
free text keywords: Coordination, Bare nominal, Type shift, Definite/indefinite, Agreement, Arts and Humanities(all), Linguistics and Language, Language and Linguistics, Philosophy of language, Semantics, Syntax, Semantic change, Linguistics, Lexical semantics, Noun, Philosophy, Covert, Determiner
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