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Title: Verbal Plurality and Distributivity
Edited By: Patricia Cabredo-Hofherr
Brenda Laca
Series Title: De Gruyter Linguistische Arbeiten 546

This volume brings together novel analyses of verbal plurality and distributivity. The contributions draw on a wide range of new empirical data from languages as diverse as Arabic, Cusco Quechua, European Portuguese, Hausa, Karitiana, Modern Hebrew and Russian. The introductory chapter gives an overview of the central issues that underlie much recent research on the semantics of event plurality. The papers on verbal plurality explore the interaction between verbal plurality and plural arguments in Arabic and European Portuguese, the semantics of additive particles in Modern Hebrew, the semantics of a range of pluractional markers in Cusco Quechua and the morphological variability of pluractional markers cross-linguistically. The papers on distributivity examine the syntax and semantics of reduplicated numerals in Karitiana and adnominal distributive markers. This volume will be of interest to researchers and students in syntax, formal semantics, and language typology.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Language Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110292107
Pages: 225
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110293500
Pages: 225
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95