N morphology and its interpretation: the neuter in Central Italian varieties and its implications

@inproceedings{Franco2015NMA,
  title={N morphology and its interpretation: the neuter in Central Italian varieties and its implications},
  author={Ludovico Franco and Maria Rita Manzini and Leonardo M. Savoia},
  year={2015}
}
In this work we will characterize Romance N class morphology as endowed with a semantic content, providing evidence about the active involvement of N class at the syntaxsemantic interface. We will argue that the so-called neuter of Central Italian dialects involves coding of the mass/count distinction by N class morphology. The mass vs. count contrast can be interpreted as the reflex of a more primitive property, which opposes non-individual content to instances of individual denotation, since… CONTINUE READING

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