'Range Indicators' in Colloquial Israeli Hebrew

Tamar Katriel, Ariel Shlomo

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THE MAIN PART OF this paper is a semantic analysis of the colloquial Israeli Hebrew words gam ("also"), rak ("only"), aji/u ("even"), and davka ("despite, nothing but"), 1 and a discussion of various constraints on syntactic use or semantic interpretation, which we claim to be motivated by the semantic properties and relations described in this semantic analysis. The above-mentioned forms are given the common label range-indicators (Rls). Our reasons for having chosen this label are discussed in Section 2 below. We hope this paper will prove a contribution not only to modern Hebrew linguistics but also to general theoretical linguistics, as its semantic part includes theoretical and descriptive points that seem to be relevant to the linguistic analysis of other, possibly all, languages
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-51
JournalHebrew Annual Review
StatePublished - 1977


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