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On quantifiers and bare nouns in Inuktitut

  title={On quantifiers and bare nouns in Inuktitut},
  author={Richard Compton},
In this paper I examine nouns and quantifiers in Inuktitut, arguing that an account that assumes covert determiners is problematic. Instead, nouns in Inuktitut are shown to be arguments by default, only receiving predicative readings when additional morphology is added. Furthermore, the behaviour of nouns and the types of quantifiers present in the language point to a lack of determiner heads in the syntax. 
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