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Count and Mass Across Languages$
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Diane Massam

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199654277

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.001.0001

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General number and the structure of DP *

General number and the structure of DP *

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(p.99) 6 General number and the structure of DP*
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Count and Mass Across Languages
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Ileana Paul

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.003.0006

This chapter addresses the issue of general number: nominal forms that are underspecified for number. Drawing on data from Malagasy and a range of other languages, it is shown that general number does not correlate with other semantic properties of DPs, such as narrow scope. Thus there is no one-to-one mapping between morphosyntactic form and meaning.

Keywords:   general number, scope, bare nominals, Malagasy

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