Eric Mathieu

List of John Benjamins publications for which Eric Mathieu plays a role.


A Theory of Distributed Number

Myriam Dali and Eric Mathieu

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 269] 2021. xi, 153 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics


Dali, Myriam et Eric Mathieu 2016 Les pluriels internes féminins de l’arabe tunisienLexical plurals and beyond, Lauwers, Peter and Marie Lammert (eds.), pp. 253–271
L’objectif de cet article est de rendre compte des pluriels simples et doubles de l’arabe dans le cadre de la théorie des nominaux et de l’individuation de Borer (2005). En particulier, nous étudions ces pluriels dans les constructions où l’accord entre le verbe et le pluriel est déviant et faisons… read more | Article
Mathieu, Eric and Gita Zareikar 2015 Measure words, plurality, and cross-linguistic variationLinguistic Variation 15:2, pp. 169–200
In the context of Borer’s (2005) theory of nominal classification, the aim of this paper is to explain why measure words in some languages (English, French, Hebrew) necessarily take an -s (two bottles of milk versus *two bottle of milk) while in other languages (Azeri, Persian, Ojibwe) measure… read more | Article
Mathieu, Eric 2014 Nominalizations in OjibweCross-linguistic Investigations of Nominalization Patterns, Paul, Ileana (ed.), pp. 3–24
The aim of this paper is to account for nominalization processes in Ojibwe including agent and non-agent nominalizations. I make two main claims: (1) in Ojibwe (even) simple nouns (result nominals, cf. Grimshaw 1990) have internal (verbal) structure; (2) agent nominals in Ojibwe are not exactly… read more | Article
Mathieu, Eric 2014 Many a pluralWeak Referentiality, Aguilar-Guevara, Ana, Bert Le Bruyn and Joost Zwarts (eds.), pp. 157–182
The aim of the present paper is to contribute to the literature on plurals by showing that, cross-linguistically, not all plurals are unmarked semantically. Focusing on Arabic, where the plural comes in many guises, and proposing different syntactic positions for its different manifestations, I… read more | Article
Mathieu, Eric 2009 From local blocking to Cyclic Agree: The role and meaning of determiners in the history of FrenchDeterminers: Universals and variation, Ghomeshi, Jila, Ileana Paul and Martina Wiltschko (eds.), pp. 123–158
This paper shows that, rather than being necessary for argumenthood or referentiality, determiners in Old French were optional, but used in relation to discourse properties such as focus/emphasis on the one hand, and in relation to phonological/metric requirements on the other. The choice between… read more | Article