Determiners and (Un)certainty

@inproceedings{Jayez2011DeterminersA,
  title={Determiners and (Un)certainty},
  author={Jacques Jayez and Lucia M. Tovena},
  year={2011}
}
As noted by Haspelmath ( 1 997), determiners and pronouns sensitive to "knowledge of the speaker" exist in different languages . Examples are the -to series in Russian, some and a certain (see Farkas, thi� volume), and irgendein in German (Kratzer 200 1 ) . This paper examines the episternic properties of a set of French determiners , i .e . un N quelconque (some), quelque (some) and un certain (a certain) . They ap­ pear to be in complementary distribution due to their symmetric sensitivities… CONTINUE READING

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