Crosslinguistic Studies on Noun Phrase Structure and Reference contains 11 studies on the grammar of noun phrases. Part One explores NP-structure and the impact of information structure, countability and number marking on interpretation, using data from Russian, Armenian, Hebrew, Brazilian Portuguese, Karitiana, Turkish, English, Catalan and Danish. Part Two examines language specific definiteness marking strategies in spoken and signed languages—differentiated definiteness marking in Germanic, double definiteness in Greek, adnominal demonstratives in Japanese, ‘weak’ definiteness in Martiniké and the special referring options made avilable by signing. Part Three examines the second-language acquisition of genericity in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. This volume will be of interest to researchers and students in syntax, formal semantics, and language acquisition.
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr is a researcher at the CNRS in Paris. She has published on referential impersonal pronouns, passives, adjectives and preposition-determiner contractions and co-edited
Verbal plurality and distributivity (2012).
Anne Zribi-Hertz is Professor of French and comparative syntax at Université Paris 8. She has written or (co-)edited several books and written many articles on French, English, and various other languages including Attie, Korean, Wolof, and French-based creoles.