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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


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