LINGUIST List 32.2891

Sat Sep 11 2021

Books: A Theory of Distributed Number: Dali, Mathieu

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Date: 11-Sep-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: A Theory of Distributed Number: Dali, Mathieu
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Title: A Theory of Distributed Number
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 269
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/la.269

Author: Myriam Dali
Author: Eric Mathieu
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027259646 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027259646 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027259646 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027209238 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027209238 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027209238 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

The objective of this book is to develop a deeper understanding of the form and interpretation of number. Using insights from Generative syntax and Distributed Morphology, we develop a theory of distributed number, arguing that number can be associated with several functional heads and that these projections exist depending on the features they specify. In doing so, we make a strong claim for a close mapping between the syntactic structure and the semantics in the noun phrase, since each node corresponds to a different interpretation of number. Despite some technical implementations, the book is accessible to linguists working outside any particular syntax-semantic framework, since we propose generalizations that are applicable in many, if not all, models of grammar. The book focuses on Arabic, but also discusses a number of languages including English, French, Ojibwe, Blackfoot, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Turkish, Persian, and Western Armenian.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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