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Title: Bare Plurals, Indefinites, and Weak–Strong Distinction
Edited By: Svetlana Vogeleer
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=BJL%2019
Series Title: Belgian Journal of Linguistics 19
Description:

As of Volume 9 (1994/95) John Benjamins Publishing Company is the official
publisher of the Belgian Journal of Linguistics, the annual publication of
the Linguistic Society of Belgium. Each volume is topical and includes
selected papers from the international meetings organised by the LSB.

Table of contents

Introduction
Svetlana Vogeleer v-viii
Part One - Bare Plurals and Indefinites
The Role of Semantic Type in Differential Object Marking
Tonia Bleam 3-27
On Existential Bare Plural 'Subjects': They Don't Exist!
Dalina Kallulli 29-57
Dutch Bare Plurals, Faded Partitives and Subject-Object Asymmetry
Albert Oosterhof 59-91
The Non-Uniformity of Quantificational Variability Effects: A Comparison of
Singular Indefinites, Bare Plurals and Plural Definites
Cornelia Endriss and Stefan Hinterwimmer 93-120
On the Acquisition of the Indefinite Article: A Cross-linguistic Study of
French, Italian, Romanian and Spanish Child Speech
Martine Coene 121-143
Part Two - Quantification and Weak–Strong Distinction
Proportion Quantifier Interpretations of Indefinites and Endocentric
Relevance Relations
Arthur Merin 147-186
How Many Are 'Several'? Argumentation, Meaning and Layers
Jacques Jayez 187-209
Contextual Restriction and Quantification in Basque
Urtzi Etxeberria 211-245
The Acquisition of the Weak-Strong Distinction: The Case of the Dutch
Quantifier Allemaal
Bart Hollebrandse and Erik-Jan Smits 247-264

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): French
Italian
Romanian
Spanish
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9027226792
ISBN-13: 9789027226792
Pages: 265
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