The Processing of Plural Expressions

  title={The Processing of Plural Expressions},
  author={Nikole D. Patson},
  journal={Language and Linguistics Compass},
This paper reviews the psycholinguistic work on the processing of plurals and offers a novel account of how plural expressions are represented during comprehension. The evidence suggests that there are three distinct types of plural representation. The first type of representation is completely underspecified such that the plural expression may denote a singleton. The second type of representation specifies that the plural expression refers to multiple entities without individuating any of the… CONTINUE READING