A Theory of Distributed Number

| University of Ottawa
| University of Ottawa
ISBN 9789027209238 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027259646 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
The objective of this book is to develop a deeper understanding of the form and interpretation of number. Using insights from Generative syntax and Distributed Morphology, we develop a theory of distributed number, arguing that number can be associated with several functional heads and that these projections exist depending on the features they specify. In doing so, we make a strong claim for a close mapping between the syntactic structure and the semantics in the noun phrase, since each node corresponds to a different interpretation of number. Despite some technical implementations, the book is accessible to linguists working outside any particular syntax-semantic framework, since we propose generalizations that are applicable in many, if not all, models of grammar. The book focuses on Arabic, but also discusses a number of languages including English, French, Ojibwe, Blackfoot, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Turkish, Persian, and Western Armenian.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 269]  2021.  xi, 153 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of tables
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The nP domain
Chapter 3. The lower NumP domain
Chapter 4. The higher NumP domain
Chapter 5. Broken plurals and interpretation
Chapter 6. Bare plurals
Chapter 7. Number and diachrony
Chapter 8. Conclusions


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