Cross-linguistic Representations of Numerals and Number Marking ∗

  title={Cross-linguistic Representations of Numerals and Number Marking ∗},
  author={Alan C. Bale},
Inspired by Partee (2010), this paper defends a broad thesis that all modifiers, including numeral modifiers, are restrictive in the sense that they can only restrict the denotation of the NP or VP they modify. However, the paper concentrates more narrowly on numeral modification, demonstrating that the evidence that motivated Ionin & Matushansky (2006) to assign non-restrictive, privative interpretations to numerals – assigning them functions that map singular sets to sets containing groups… CONTINUE READING


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