Bare plurals in the left periphery in German and Italian

Yoshiki Mori, Hitomi Hirayama

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Chierchia’s comparative analysis of nominals based on the two features [± arg] and [± pred] has lead to many discussions on the semantics of nominals in argument positions and predicate positions. On the other hand, many syntactic results about left dislocation and topicalization have been accumulated. In this paper, we will try to elucidate possibilities of bare plurals in the left periphery and differentiate their readings. By examining data from Italian and German we claim that different demands on foregoing contexts are organized as constructions, as far as the left periphery is concerned. In addition, those constructions also reflect an organization of discourse.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence - JSAI-isAI 2013 Workshops, LENLS, JURISIN, MiMI, AAA, and DDS, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsYukiko Nakano, Ken Satoh, Daisuke Bekki
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319100609
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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