Formal properties of measurement constructions [electronic resource] / by Kimiko Nakanishi.

Author
Nakanishi, Kimiko, 1975- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, c2007.
Description
1 online resource (296 p.)

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Series
Subseries of
Interface Explorations [IE]
Summary note
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.
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Description based upon print version of record.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-280) and index.
Language note
English
Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Chapter 1 The semantic parallelism between the nominal and verbal domains
  • Chapter 2 The semantic properties of non-split and splitmeasure phrase constructions
  • Chapter 3 The syntax and compositional semantics of non-split and split quantifier constructions
  • Chapter 4 Comparatives and measure phrases as differentials
  • Chapter 5 Cross-linguistic aspects of quantification and compositionality
  • Chapter 6 Concluding remarks
  • Backmatter
ISBN
  • 1-282-19443-7
  • 9786612194436
  • 3-11-019848-7
OCLC
  • 476197064
  • 1013939255
  • 853206731
Doi
  • 10.1515/9783110198485
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