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Bart Geurts (2002). Specific indefinites , presupposition, and scope.

URL: http://web.mit.edu/24.954/www/files/geurts.specifics.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 89&langcode=bem (2018-11-20).


Example #1:

    (16 ) a. Umu-ana a-a-fwaaya ci-tabo.
    vcv-child he-past-want cv-book
    `The child wanted a book (be it any).'
Example #2:

    b. Umu-ana t-a--somene ci-tabo.
    vcv-child neg-he-past-read cv-book
    `The child didn't read a/any book.'
Example #3:

    c. Umu-ana a-a-fwaaya ici-tabo.
    vcv-child he-past-want vcv-book
    `The child wanted the book' or `The child wanted a specific book.'