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Quantification: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

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2008. Buch. Hardcover

Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-0-08-045350-7

Format (B x L): 15,2 x 22,9 cm

Gewicht: 943 g

In englischer Sprache


This volume presents articles by formal linguists on quantification in (relatively) understudied languages. The ten contributions provide analysis of quantificational phenomena in languages from nine different families: Eskimo-Aleut, Algonquian, Na-Dene, Austronesian, Basque, Quechua, Otomanguean, Bantu, and Chadic. Approximately half of the papers present systematic overviews of quantificational phenomena in the respective languages; the remainder of the papers present theoretical analyses of specific quantificational constructions.

The cross-linguistic focus of this volume enables standard theories of quantification to be challenged by languages other than those for which they were originally designed. The volume as a whole also uncovers a number of cross-linguistically common properties in the realm of quantification. The research presented here forms part of a growing trend towards formal study of understudied languages. This is a process which will ultimately lead us to a greatly enriched understanding of the universal human language faculty.

The authors are all experts on their respective languages, most with many years field experience. All the authors have theoretical expertise in the area of quantification.

This book will be of interest to semanticists and syntacticians working on quantification, to specialists in the languages discussed, and to semantic and syntactic fieldworkers.

- This volume presents articles on quantification in (relatively) understudied languages
- The authors are all experts on their respective languages


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