Arthrousness

postings on Language Log and this blog about English constructions with the definite article (arthrous) or without it (anarthrous)

☛ AZ, 3/12/04, SemFest handout on “Isolated NPs”:
http://www.stanford.edu/~zwicky/isolated.hnd.pdf
related to anarthrousness, but mostly distinct from it

GP, 11/7/04: Renowned author Dan Brown staggered through his formulaic opening sentence:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001628.html
anarthrous occupation + personal name

GP, 3/12/06: Pretty girl visiting your town:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002920.html
anarthrousness in non-native English

☛ Lynne Murphy on University of X versus X University:
http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com/2006/07/university-names.html

GP, 8/7/06: Dan Brown news update:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003426.html
see #1628

AZ, 9/2/06: What’s the name of your university?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003533.html
university names; prepositional names are generally arthrous, though that isn’t explicitly discussed here

AZ, 9/3/06: University name bulletins:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003537.html
university names

AZ, 9/5/06: The the in The Ohio State University:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003548.html

AZ, 9/5/06: Manchester mouse born from mountain:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003549.html
university names

GP, 2/15/07: In (the) future:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004201.html

☛ Lynne Murphy on ‘the’ in front of ‘hospital’ and some medical conditions:
http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com/2007/04/menopause.html

GP, 8/28/07: Syntax under pressure:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004861.html
arthrousness in country names

GP, 9/16/07: Language Log is strong:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004915.html
proper names

AZ, 9/17/07: (an)arthrous abbreviations:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004923.html

ML, 9/23/07: Bagatelling around:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004948.html
anarthrous mere bagatelle

AZ, 9/30/07: Language Log only pretty strong:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004978.html

AZ, 11/8/07: The Google:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005096.html

GP, 12/13/07: Antarctic WTF:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005212.html
anarthrous ship in Abandon ship!

3/1/09: Singular humanities (round 2):
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2009/03/01/singular-humanities-round-2/
arthrous the humanities, resembles arthrous proper names like the Fugs

5/12/09: Swine!:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2009/05/12/swine/
alternation in types of influenza: (the) swine flu

ML, 1/22/10: Ask Language Log: “On point”:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2066

ML, 3/10/10: Around the water cooler:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2172
anarthrous variants internet

3/14/11: Arthrousness:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/arthrousness/
inventory of postings

3/14/11: Anarthrous U.S.:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/anarthrous-u-s/

9/20/12: mooch(er)- words:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/09/20/moocher-words/
arthrous common-noun construction (the windy city) turned into a proper name (the Windy City); anarthrous proper nouns like Fat City

1/26/14: Band names in the:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/01/26/band-names-in-the/
Neal Whitman on arthrous vs. arthrous band names

8/6/14: The definite article of fame:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/08/06/the-definite-article-of-fame/
anarthrous and arthrous identifications, both conveying uniqueness

12/19/14: The Zip-man:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/12/19/the-zip-man/
arthrous jocular monikers

1/31/15: Type names and individual names:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/01/31/type-names-and-individual-names/
cars: arthrous type names and anarthrous individual names

7/15/15: Dead Tongues:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/07/15/dead-tongues/
Stanford Linguistics rock band: anarthrous Dead Tongues

10/4/15: (the) Batman:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/04/the-batman/

10/15/15: Morning name: Carla Ventresca:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/15/morning-name-carla-ventresca/ anarthrous kinterm as modifier: husband Henry


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