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ROBINSON, HEATHER MERLE (2005). UNEXPECTED (IN)DEFINITENESS: PLURAL GENERIC EXPRESSIONS IN ROMANCE.

URL: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~hmr25/hmrdiss.pdf

(Last accessed 2006-02-11).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2129&langcode=ita (2019-03-24).

 

Example #1:

    b.      Elena porta sempre gonne.
    Helen wear.3sg always skirts
    `Helen always wears skirts.'
Example #2:

    14.    a.      Ragazze in minigonne sono rare (in queste paese).
    girls in miniskirts be.3pl rare (in this town)
    `Girls in miniskirts are rare in this town.'
Example #3:

    b.     #Voglio un bicchiere del vino.
    would-like-1sg indef.sg.m glass of-def.sg.m wine
    c.     I'd like a glass of the wine.
Example #4:

    b.      Degli ucelli cantano in giardino.
    indef.pl.m birds sing.3pl in garden
    `Birds are singing in the garden.'
Example #5:

    18.      a.       I maiali mangiano delle mele.
    def.pl pigs eat.3pl indef.pl apples
    `Pigs eat apples.'
Example #6:

    19.      a.       I maiali mangiano mele.
    def.pl pigs eat.3pl apples
    `Pigs eat apples.'
Example #7:

    20.      a.       Italiani del sud sono raramente biondi.       (Chierchia 1997)
    italians from-def.sg.m south be.3pl rarely blond
    `Few Italians from the south are blonde.'
Example #8:

    b.       Degli italiani del sud sono raramente biondi.
    indef.pl.m Italians from-def.sg.m south be.3pl rarely blond
    `Few Italians from the south are blonde.'
Example #9:

    c.      Gli italiani del sud sono raramente biondi.
    def.pl.m Italians from-def.sg.m south be.3pl rarely blond
    `Few Italians from the south are blonde.'
Example #10:

    22.        a.      Le valigie con bordo giallo hanno due sottotipi.
    def.pl.f suitcases with border yellow have.3pl two subtypes
    `Suitcases with yellow borders have two subtypes.'
Example #11:

    si va a nord9.
    def.pl.m elephants of colour white become.3pl always more large when go to north
    `White-coloured elephants become bigger as one goes north.'
Example #12:

    24.     a.     Ucelli di zone paludose sono ghiotti per insetti.
    birds of zones swampy be.3pl greedy for insects
    `Birds from swampy areas are greedy for insects.'
Example #13:

    b.     Gli ucelli di zone paludose sono ghiotti per insetti.
    def.pl.m birds of zones swampy be.3pl greedy for insects
    `Birds from swampy areas are greedy for insects.'
Example #14:

    b.     Gli ucelli di zone paludose sono scuri.
    def.pl.m birds of zones swampy be.3pl greedy for insects
    `Birds from swampy areas are dark-coloured.'
Example #15:

    26.    a.      Leo odia cani di grandi dimensioni.
    Leo hate.3pl dogs of large size
    `Leo hates big dogs.'
Example #16:

    b.      #Leo odia dei cani di grandi dimensioni. (# on generic reading)
    Leo hate.3pl indef.pl dogs of large size
    `Leo hates some dogs.'
Example #17:

    c.      Leo odia i cani di grandi dimensioni.
    Leo hate.3pl def.pl dogs of large size
    `Leo hates big dogs/Leo hates the big dogs.'
Example #18:

    b.       I buoni architetti costruiscono delle case sia belle che comode.
    comfortable
    `Good architects build houses as beautiful as they are comfortable.'
Example #19:

    36.    Quandi i Tedeschi vanno a Firenze, visitano gli Uffizi.
    when def.pl.m Germans go-3pl to Florence, visit.3pl def.pl.m Uffizi
    `When Germans go to Florence, they visit the Uffizi.'
Example #20:

    37.    Gli scioperi frequenti possono danneggiare le attivitą commerciali.
    def.pl.m strikers frequent can damage def.pl.f activities commercial
    `Persistent strikers can ruin a business.'
Example #21:

    38.    I diplomatici devono comportarsi in maniera discreta.
    def.pl.m diplomats must behave.INF in manner discreet.
    `Diplomats must behave discreetly.'