Data about indefinite constructions in 39 different languages

Description

Summary of the data in Haspelmath (1997), classical example of the usage of semantic maps.

Usage

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Format

The dataset is a matrix with nine rows, describing the different indefinite functions, and 134 columns documenting for each individual construction which functions are possiblu expressed by it.

Source

Haspelmath, Martin. Indefinite Pronouns. Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory. Oxford: Clarendon, 1997.

Examples

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data(haspelmath)
## English data
haspelmath[,7:9]