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Title: Quantification in Jamaican Creole
Subtitle: The syntax and semantics of evri (‘every’) in interaction with indefinites
Written By: MicheleMarieKennedy
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Pidgin and Creole Linguistics 11
Description:

In this work, it is shown that existing scopal accounts of the interpretative possibilities associated with quantificational interaction do not explain the empirical facts in Jamaican Creole (JC), as revealed by original fieldwork conducted by the author. Moreover, it is shown that the JC universal evri and the indefinites wan and som, the forms on which the study focuses, do not display the same behaviour as their English counterparts ‘every’, ‘a(n)’ and ‘some’. It is proposed that the key to a unified solution for these phenomena lies in the expression of number in JC with the possibilities which event structure makes available. It is argued that an articulated functional structure above the NP houses the functions associated with the individuation of nouns and with number specification. These functions which derive the different interpretations of JC evri in interaction with indefinites, are not specific or restricted to this purpose, but are shown to be necessary for any plural individual interpretation, and to apply also to the analysis of numeral NPs. The proposed analysis means that there is no need to call on movement operations to account for the JC data. Instead, the interpretations are derived from the phrase structure and from event structure. KEYWORDS: Quantificational interaction; scope; individuation; number specification; event structure

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Semantics
Syntax
Pidgin and Creole Languages
Subject Language(s): Creole English, Jamaican
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862883356
Pages: 168
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