Invited talk: Owusu

Definite Indefinite Stacking in Akan
Augustina Owusu
Definite and indefinite determiners show co-occurrence restrictions in many languages, attributed to contrast between the two determiners.  The nature of the contrast — syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic— explored to explain the restrictions. This talks introduces data from Akan (Kwa, Niger-Congo), a languages that allows the co-occurrence of the indefinite determiner (bí) and definite marker (nó). An explanation for the co-occurrence facts is provided and a preliminary semantics is sketched.