How many Maximizes in the Balkan Sprachbund

  title={How many Maximizes in the Balkan Sprachbund},
  author={J. Rutgers},
This paper begins by arguing that the words manyand much (and their Balkan counterparts) are modifiers of degrees, type 〈〈d, t〉, 〈d, t〉〉. They denote functions from a set ofd-degrees (the scale D) to a singleton set of the degree d, which is the measure of D. This analysis is based on arguments made by Wheeler (1972), McConnell-Ginet (1973) and Klein (1982) and goes against those put forth by e.g. Keenan (1996) and Hackl (2000). It then demonstrates that such an analysis allows for a… CONTINUE READING


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