Free choice items and definiteness: Evidence from Greek

  • Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga

Abstract

In this paper I defend an indefinite analysis for Greek Free Choice opjosdhipote ‘any’ and I illustrate three different constructions where this item is used: (i) opjosdhipote + Noun, (ii) indefinite article + opjosdhipote + Noun and (iii) definite article + opjosdhipote + Noun. I argue that bare opjosdhipote or opjosdhipote co-appearing with the definite article is a determiner, while opjosdhipote co-appearing with the indefinite article is an adjective and that the definite article in the construction in question does not contribute definiteness, as would be expected, but acts as a slack regulator in the sense of Lasersohn (1999).
Published
2019-08-15
How to Cite
Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, D. (2019). Free choice items and definiteness: Evidence from Greek. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 11, 403-417. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2007.v11i0.654