Definiteness, specificity and the BNBV diagnostic in Sumerian

Justin Johnson

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Taking present-day working assumptions about the structure of nominal phrases in the generative literature as given, the highest level of a nominal phrase and nominal phrases in general will be described as determiner phrases (DP) and this paper takes as its point of departure a preliminary description of definiteness and specificity in the Sumerian DP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-188
Number of pages39
JournalWiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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