'Mario hat gesagt, der und der hätte das und das gemacht': On a Weird Determiner in German


  • Maria Cieschinger
  • Cornelia Ebert


This paper investigates a special kind of DP in German that has not been discussed in the linguistic literature so far, namely DPs with doubled definite determiners (we call them ’DD-DPs’ in the following for doubled definite DPs). We argue that they are non-referential expressions that not only constrain the current discourse model in which they can be used felicitously, but also a related speech context. In particular, we suggest that DD-DPs presuppose the existence of a speech act other than the current one, and that a definite or name must be used in the presupposed conversation.


How to Cite

Cieschinger, M., & Ebert, C. (2019). ’Mario hat gesagt, der und der hätte das und das gemacht’: On a Weird Determiner in German. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 14, 101–116. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/sub/index.php/sub/article/view/462