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46 p, 268.7 KB Right-dislocation in Catalan: Tails, Polarity and Activation / Villalba, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Mayol, Laia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
While our understanding has grown of the discourse role of right-dislocation (RD), there exists a class of RD (continuing RD) that have proven impervious to any principled analysis, for the role of the dislocate is (apparently) null, given that its referent appears immediately before the RD and, thus, simple pronominalisation should suffice to retrieve it. [...]
International Review of Pragmatics, Vol. 5 Núm. 1 (2013) , p. 87-117  
22 p, 499.6 KB Catalan "Déu n'hi do" and Conventional Implicatures in Exclamatives / Mayol, Laia (University of Pennsylvania)
This paper presents a formal semantic analysis of the Catalan interjection 'Déu n'hi do' (DND,henceforth) and its interactions with exclamative sentences. The analysis of DND in a nutshell is that (1) it has the lexical meaning of weakening and not of intensification, contrary to previous approaches in the literature and (2) it changes the semantic type of the exclamative sentence it precedes, turning a set of propositions into a proposition. [...]
2008 - 10.5565/rev/catjl.135
Catalan Journal of Linguistics, V. 7 (2008) p. 135-156  

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