ARMENIAN CLASSIFIERS AND NUMBER MARKING

@inproceedings{BaleARMENIANCA,
  title={ARMENIAN CLASSIFIERS AND NUMBER MARKING},
  author={Alan J. Bale and Hrayr Khanjian}
}
BACKGROUND & BORER (2005): It has long been suspected that classifier languages (Mandarin, Japanese, Korean) lack systematic number marking and that number marking languages (English, French, and German) lack classifiers. Borer (2005) noted that Armenian seems to be a counterexample to this generalization in that it has both a classifier system and number marking, see (1) & (2). (1) a. shenk-me desar building–INDEF-SG saw-2s b. yergu shenk-er desar two building-INDEF-PL saw-2s (2) a. yergu had… CONTINUE READING

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