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

Hoekstra, E. and Siebinga, S. (2008) Exploring the Distribution of AENG, the Old Frisian Counterpart of Modern English ANY, Modern Dutch ENIG. In: Advances in Old Frisian Philology, (pp. 153-162).

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Abstract

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.

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Deposited On:17 Apr 2008 02:00
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