Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Incorporation, plurality, and the incorporation of plurals: a dynamic approach

By D.F. Farkas and Henriëtte de Swart

Abstract

Prefinal version. \ud This paper deals with the semantic properties of incorporated nominals that are\ud present at clausal syntax. Such nominals exhibit a complex cluster of semantic\ud properties, ranging from argument structure, scope, and number to discourse\ud transparency. We develop an analysis of incorporation in the framework of Discourse\ud Representation Theory, a dynamic theory that can connect sentence-level and\ud discourse-level semantics. We concentrate on data from Hungarian, where\ud incorporated nominals may be either morphologically singular or plural. We set out to\ud capture two sets of contrasts: (i) those we find when comparing incorporated nominals\ud on the one hand and their non-incorporated, full-fledged argument sisters on the other,\ud and (ii) those we find when comparing morphologically singular and morphologically\ud plural incorporated nominals. A more elaborate version of the analysis can be found\ud in Farkas and de Swart (2003)

Topics: Letteren, semantics, nominals, incorporation, scope, plural, discourse
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.library.uu.nl:1874/24695
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • http://dspace.library.uu.nl:80... (external link)
  • Suggested articles


    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.