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Linguistics : An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences / Special Issue: Shades of partitivity: Formal and areal properties


Linguistics : An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences / Special Issue: Shades of partitivity: Formal and areal properties. Edited by: Ihsane, Tabea; Stark, Elisabeth (2020). Berlin: De Gruyter.

Abstract

At the heart of this special issue are partitive elements (i. e., partitive articles, partitive pronouns, and partitive case markers) which can express different “shades” of partitivity, namely true partitivity, pseudopartitivity, or indefiniteness, that is, the absence of a part-whole relation in the meaning, in contrast to (pseudo)partitivity. Since these partitive elements express (at least) two such notions, as they can be truly partitive but often are not, the questions around partitivity are complex, interrelated and challenging. This special issue, with a strong and wide crosslinguistic (typological) coverage, deals with two overarching topics: first, the geographical distribution of partitive elements and the identification of potential instances of language contact, and, second, sometimes in combination with the first topic, the formal description and explanation of different partitive constructions.

Abstract

At the heart of this special issue are partitive elements (i. e., partitive articles, partitive pronouns, and partitive case markers) which can express different “shades” of partitivity, namely true partitivity, pseudopartitivity, or indefiniteness, that is, the absence of a part-whole relation in the meaning, in contrast to (pseudo)partitivity. Since these partitive elements express (at least) two such notions, as they can be truly partitive but often are not, the questions around partitivity are complex, interrelated and challenging. This special issue, with a strong and wide crosslinguistic (typological) coverage, deals with two overarching topics: first, the geographical distribution of partitive elements and the identification of potential instances of language contact, and, second, sometimes in combination with the first topic, the formal description and explanation of different partitive constructions.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Romance Studies
06 Faculty of Arts > Zurich Center for Linguistics
08 Research Priority Programs > Language and Space
Dewey Decimal Classification:800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism
470 Latin & Italic languages
410 Linguistics
440 French & related languages
460 Spanish & Portuguese languages
450 Italian, Romanian & related languages
Language:English
Date:May 2020
Deposited On:24 Jul 2020 07:37
Last Modified:17 Dec 2022 08:12
Publisher:De Gruyter
Series Name:Linguistics
Volume:58/3
ISSN:0024-3949
OA Status:Hybrid
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/ling-2020-0078
Official URL:https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/ling-2020-0078/html
Related URLs:https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/ling/ling-overview.xml (Publisher)
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