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ERIC Number: EJ518127
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0097-8507
Definiteness and the English Existential.
Ward, Gregory; Birner, Betty
Language, v71 n4 p722-42 Dec 1995
Presents an account of existential "there"-sentences in which the postverbal negative phrase (NP) is required to represent a "hearer-new" entity. The article identifies five types of formally definite yet hearer-new NPs that may occur in "there"-sentences. The restriction against definite NPs in "there"-sentences results from a mismatch in cognitive status. (49 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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