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The interaction between numerals and nouns

Hurford, Jim (1998) The interaction between numerals and nouns. [Preprint] (Unpublished)

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This paper is a descriptive survey of the principal phenomena surrounding cardinal numerals in attribution to nouns, with some concentration on European languages, but within a world-wide perspective. The paper is focussed on describing the syntagmatic distribution and the internal structure of numerals. By contrast, the important topic of the paradigmatic context of numerals, that is how their structure and behavior related to those of quantifiers, determiners, adjectives, and nouns, does not receive systematic discussion here, although many relevant comments are made in passing. A further necessary limitation in scope is the exclusion of forms which are only marginally cardinal numerals, if at all, such as English both, dozen, fourscore, pair, triple and their counterparts in other languages.

Item Type:Preprint
Subjects:Linguistics > Computational Linguistics
Linguistics > Pragmatics
Linguistics > Semantics
Linguistics > Syntax
Philosophy > Philosophy of Language
ID Code:189
Deposited By:Hurford, James R
Deposited On:24 Mar 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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