Exploring the Distribution of AENG, the Old Frisian Counterpart of Modern English ANY, Modern Dutch ENIG.

E. Hoekstra, S. Siebinga

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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.
Originele taal-2Niet gedefinieerd
TitelAdvances in Old Frisian Philology
RedacteurenR.H. Bremmer Jr., S. Laker, O. Vries
Plaats van productieNew York
Aantal pagina's12
ISBN van geprinte versie978-90-420-2181-5
StatusGepubliceerd - 2008

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