Plurality in a Classifier Language : Two Types of Plurals in Bangla *

  title={Plurality in a Classifier Language : Two Types of Plurals in Bangla *},
  author={Priyanka Biswas},
This paper presents an account of plurality in Bangla. Two markers, -gulo and and -ra, commonly treated as plural classifiers (Chatterji 1926, Dasgupta 1983, 1985, 2005, Bhattacharya 1999, 2000, 2001, Ghosh 2010, Dayal to appear, submitted) are employed in achieving plural interpretations in Bangla. This paper suggests a dual system of plurality for Bangla: an additive plural is represented by -gulo, while -ra brings about an associative interpretation. I argue that the two types of plurals are… CONTINUE READING


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