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Count and Mass Across Languages

Diane Massam (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume explores the expression of the concepts count and mass in human language and probes the complex relation between seemingly incontrovertible aspects of meaning and their varied grammatical ... More


Semantic triggers, linguistic variation and the mass‐count distinction ⋆

Alan C. Bale and David Barner

in Count and Mass Across Languages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Although most languages allow nouns to be used with numerals to express cardinality, they differ significantly in how they grammatically encode such expressions. Some languages, like English, require ... More


Conclusion

Thomas Grano

in Control and Restructuring

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198703921
eISBN:
9780191773082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703921.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

The concluding chapter distills the book’s content into five central themes. The first is empirical: complement control splits into two classes, as evidenced by how a number of properties cluster. ... More


Aspectual Composition and Recursion

Henriëtte de Swart

in Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited: New Answers to Old Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226363523
eISBN:
9780226363660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363660.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter presents a model of aspectual interpretation, in which grammatical aspect is a modifier, mapping sets of eventualities onto sets of eventualities. This treatment makes it possible to ... More


Counting and classifiers ⋆

Lisa Lai‐Shen Cheng

in Count and Mass Across Languages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter re-examines the interpretation of bare nouns in Chinese, and the distinction between count-classifiers and massifiers. Using three different puzzles, it is shown that (a) bare nouns in ... More


The Non‐uniformity of Wh‐indeterminates with Polarity and Free Choice in Chinese

Lisa Lai‐Shen Cheng and Anastasia Giannakidou

in Strategies of Quantification

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692439
eISBN:
9780191744891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Wh‐elements in Chinese (as in Japanese and Korean) can have non‐interrogative interpretations, i.e. they are the so‐called ‘wh‐indeterminates’ la Kuroda 1965. While the existential ... More


Control and Restructuring

Thomas Grano

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198703921
eISBN:
9780191773082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703921.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Relying primarily on data from English, Mandarin Chinese, and modern Greek, this book investigates the intimate relationship that control bears to restructuring and to the meanings of the embedding ... More


Control and restructuring in Mandarin Chinese

Thomas Grano

in Control and Restructuring

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198703921
eISBN:
9780191773082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703921.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

The functional restructuring approach to exhaustive control is extended in this chapter to Mandarin Chinese. The chapter argues that in Mandarin, exhaustive control predicates instantiate monoclausal ... More


Where do Chinese wh-items fit?

Gennaro Chierchia and Hsiu-Chen Daphne Liao

in Epistemic Indefinites: Exploring Modality Beyond the Verbal Domain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199665297
eISBN:
9780191779732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665297.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates wh-items in Mandarin from a cross-linguistic perspective, seeking to unify their various uses. It stems from: (i) previous approaches to indefinites in Chinese (Cheng 1991; ... More


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