Old Frisian regularly features a word which is etymologically related to the word any in Modern English, and to enig in Modern Dutch. The purpose of this explorative article is to make a beginning with the description of the distributional properties of this word aeng in old Frisian. We will show that this word, like its Modern English counterpart any, behaves like a negative polarity item. An attempt is made to characterise the range of syntactic / semantic contexts in which it may appear.
Original languageUndefined
Title of book/report/proceedingsAdvances in Old Frisian Philology
EditorsR.H. Bremmer Jr., S. Laker, O. Vries
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherRodopi
Publication date2008
Pages153-162
Number of pages12
Volume0165-7305
ISBN (Print)978-90-420-2181-5
StatePublished

Publication series

NameAmsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik

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