Calques 3.4

September 11, 2015

Newly published | Talks and events | Conference travel

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Newly published

Daniel Hardt and Line Mikkelsen, "Same but different", Linguistics and Philosophy 38 (2015) 289-314 (DOI: 10.1007/s10988-015-9176-x)

  • Abstract: In this paper, we argue that same is fundamentally different from different, in that same imposes a discourse condition on eventualities, while different compares individuals. This difference has not been noted in previous literature. Furthermore, in the literature on same, there has been a persistent puzzle about the contribution of the definite article with which same must co-occur. We show that this puzzle is resolved once the contribution of same is adjusted to apply to eventualities: then the definite article can be interpreted in the usual way, as generating a presupposition about individuals.

Talks and events

Conference travel

Larry M. Hyman is giving the Henry Sweet Lecture ("Why underlying representations?") at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of Great Britain (in London), where he is also speaking on "The value of fieldwork for doing linguistics" at the LAGB Summer School. Safe travels, Larry!