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Published: 31 March 2021 (Estimated)

304 Pages

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ISBN: 9780198791256


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Majority Quantification and Quantity Superlatives

A Crosslinguistic Analysis of Most

Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin and Ion Giurgea

Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

  • Provides a large-scale crosslinguistic analysis of the syntax and semantics of proportional most
  • Demonstrates the existence of several distinct distributional types of most
  • Lays out new arguments in favour of a quantificational analysis and against a superlative-based analysis
  • Raises new questions for the study of number marking, partitivity, kind reference, and (in)definiteness marking