ERIC Number: EJ434558
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
On (In)Definite Articles: Implicatures and (Un)Grammaticality Prediction.
Hawkins, John A.
Journal of Linguistics, v27 n2 p405-42 Sep 1991
Examines a set of traditional problems involving the indefinite article and its contrast with the definite article in English. The variability in definite interpretations and the nature of the contrast between "a" and "the" is illustrated, and an explanation for cooccurrence restrictions involving the definite article is provided. (62 references) (JL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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