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A Typology of Specificity

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Publication: Revue roumaine de linguistique, LVIII (4), p. 355-369
p-ISSN:0035-3957
Publisher:Editura Academiei
Place:București
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Abstract:The paper casts a look back at the role specificity has played in DP semantics in the last thirty years and then defends the proposal that the common thread across specificity distinctions is the contrast between stability vs. variability in value assignments for the variable introduced by the DP across various types of alternatives. Special determiners are used to mark either variation (non-specificity) or stability (specificity). We exemplify with a discussion of the singular determiner some in English.
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