Trenkic, D. (2003) Definiteness in Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian and some implications for the general structure of the nominal phrase. Lingua, 114 (11). pp. 1401-1427. ISSN 0024-3841
This paper questions traditional views that in Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian (S/C/B), languages without a system of articles, definiteness may be expressed through some other linguistic means, namely word order, the aspect of adjectives, and demonstrative determiners. While it is assumed that semantic/pragmatic definiteness as a universal category is inferred in communication though some general principles of goal-oriented behaviour, it is argued that it is not grammaticalised in these languages. The structure of the nominal phrase in S/C/B is discussed, and evidence from an SLA study presented which supports the argument that DP is not projected on top of (full) nominal phrases in S/C/B.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Education (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||27 Mar 2009 14:37|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2009 14:37|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science B.V.|