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Title:The interpretation of the German additive particle auch ('too, also') in quantificational contexts
Authors:ID Butschety, Madeleine (Author)
Work type:Unknown
Typology:1.16 - Independent Scientific Component Part or a Chapter in a Monograph
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:This article discusses an unexpected interpretation that arises for the German additive particle auch (‘too, also’) in quantificational contexts. It will be proposed that what auch conveys in such contexts is a superset-to-subset relation between two of its arguments. This rather unusual meaning and its alternation with the classical additive meaning will be argued to be tied to specific syntactic constructions in which the particle occurs. The main purpose of this article is to present novel data and make a tentative suggestion on how the correspondence between syntactic structure and semantic interpretation could be explained.
Keywords:additive particle, quantification, appositive, superset-to-subset relation, German, inclusion, presupposition, anaphora
Year of publishing:2022
Number of pages:Str. 95-115
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-8967 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:191352835 New window
DOI:10.1075/slcs.224.04but New window
Publication date in RUNG:04.04.2024
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Record is a part of a monograph

Title:Particles in German, English, and beyond
Editors:Remus Gergel
Place of publishing:Amsterdam
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company
COBISS.SI-ID:191351043 New window
Collection title:Studies in language companion series
Collection numbering:ǂvol. ǂ224
Collection ISSN:0165-7763