Expressing Indifference: Spanish Un NP Cualquiera

Authors

  • Luis Alonso-Ovalle McGill University
  • Paula Menendez-Benito University of Goettingen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3765/salt.v21i0.2595

Keywords:

Modal Indefinite, Indifference, Free Choice, Spanish

Abstract

Across languages, we find indefinites that trigger modal inferences. Some of these indefinites, like Spanish "un NP cualquiera" or the Korean "-na" indeterminates (Choi 2007) convey indifference on the part of an agent. In this paper, we assess whether a number of proposals on the market can be extended to account for the indifference component of un NP cualquiera.

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Published

2011-09-03

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