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Achieving specificity in an determinerless language: Specificity markers in Croatian


Katunar, Daniela; Willer Gold, Jana; Gnjatović, Tena
Achieving specificity in an determinerless language: Specificity markers in Croatian // Syntax of the World's Languages V
Dubrovnik, Hrvatska, 2012. (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Achieving specificity in an determinerless language: Specificity markers in Croatian

Autori
Katunar, Daniela ; Willer Gold, Jana ; Gnjatović, Tena

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Skup
Syntax of the World's Languages V

Mjesto i datum
Dubrovnik, Hrvatska, 1-4.10.2012

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Specificity in language; definiteness in language; articleless languages; Croatian language

Sažetak
The main goal of the paper was to detect specificity markers in Croatian. As specificity is in a close relation to (in)definiteness, markers of (in)definiteness such as articles are standardly used as indicators of specificity as well. However, detecting specificity in articleless languages becomes less straightforward. Regardless of the lack of the article system, other (in)definiteness markers exist in Croatian. Here, we focused on the following markers of (in)definiteness in order to find specificity markers: i) the adjectives, ii) the numeral jedan ’one’, and iii) the demonstrative (definite) and indefinite pronouns. As specificity markers in Croatian we discuss the numeral jedan ’one’, the indefinite pronoun neki ’some’ and the construction taj + neki ’that some’. Our study also lead to the formation of three categories of specificity based on the properties of these markers: a) contextual specificity, b) semi–lexicalized specificity and c) constructional specificity.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filologija



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Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb