[Lingtyp] Topic and focus markers with other functions

Bohnemeyer, Juergen jb77 at buffalo.edu
Sat Aug 3 15:39:02 UTC 2019

I should have read my own post before clicking “send” ;-) Edits:

> But the telic prefixes don’t express object definiteness because their use isn’t restricted to VPs with telic objects. 

I meant of course _VPs with definite objects_.

> (but the important point for me is that the property of having consumed one beer is already built into (and backgrounded by) the question under discussion, 

That was supposed to be _having consumed exactly one beer_. 

Best — Juergen

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