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1. Introduction The semantic property of definiteness is signalled in a variety of ways cross-linguistically. In English, the definiteness of NPs is for the most part signalled by articles like the and a. But other options are available when a broader cross-linguistic perspective is taken. This paper focuses on how the definiteness of NPs is signalled in(More)
This paper explores the distribution of Free Choice Items (FCI) and Negative Polarity Items (NPI) in Malagasy. Both FCIs and NPIs in Malagasy are syntactically complex: they are expressed by disjunctions of wh-words. It is shown that this morphosyntactic structure directly reflects their semantics. In other words, FCIs and NPIs are semantically as well as(More)
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