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Re Hungarian again
Re Hungarian again

Author(s): Aniko Csirmaz
Subject(s): Language studies, Morphology, Finno-Ugrian studies, Philology
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: repetitive adverbials; variation; scope; interpretation;

Summary/Abstract: This paper is concerned with repetitive adverbials in Hungarian. It presents an overview of the different Hungarian equivalents of again, addressing their properties and their relevance. One of the goals of this paper is descriptive; it offers a systematic description of Hungarian repetitives. In addition, it provides evidence for two major claims. First, meaning differences (including the restitutive – repetitive ambiguity) are due to structural rather than lexical differences. Second, repetitives do not form a homogeneous set. The possible scope positions and in some cases, the denotation, of repetitive adverbials differs. This difference, in general, cannot be predicted from the morphological makeup of the repetitives, so an independent specification of the unexpected properties is necessary.

  • Issue Year: 62/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 263-295
  • Page Count: 33
  • Language: English