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Title: Formal Properties of Measurement Constructions
Written By: Kimiko Nakanishi
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sp/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110185980-1
Series Title: Interface Explorations [IE] 12
Description:

This book investigates the semantics and syntax-semantics interface of
measurement constructions, such as (non-)split quantifiers and
comparatives. The cross-linguistic investigation reveals that seemingly
diverse constructions can be categorized into two classes depending on
whether they measure nominal or verbal predicates, and shows that the
classification accounts for why certain constructions have certain
characteristics concerning distributivity and single-event predicates.
Throughout the book, particular emphasis is placed on issues of
compositionality.

Keywords
Syntax; semantics; generative syntax; generative semantics

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Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110185989
ISBN-13: 9783110185980
Pages: 284
Prices: Europe EURO 98.00
U.S. $ 132.30