Specificity
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1. Specificity in linguistic theory

Specificity has been used by linguists in several theoretical traditions to describe a property of noun phrase interpretation. It is most often used in describing the interpretation of indefinite noun phrases, which is the focus of this entry.

The term has been used inconsistently and with little precision to de…

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Frederick Hoyt, “Specificity”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 15 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0318>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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