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Numeral Quantifiers: NP Modifiers and Relational Quantity Nominals

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Authors
Shin, Keun Young
Issue Date
2009
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.45 No.1, pp. 131-156
Keywords
classifiersmeasure nounsnumeral quantifiersmonotonicity constraintKorean
Abstract
Numeral quantifiers composed of the number and the classifier can either precede or follow nouns in Korean. This paper examines these prenominal and postnominal numeral quantifier constructions and argues that they have different structures. I propose that the numeral quantifier is an NP modifier of type <, > in the prenominal quantifier construction, while it is a relational quantity nominal of type > taking the associated DP as its argument and forcing a monotonic interpretation in the postnominal quantifier construction. This analysis provides an account for a number of properties of numeral quantifier constructions that appear to be problematic for an alternative approach using movement which is perhaps most familiar way of dealing with prenominal and postnominal quantifier constructions.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/92290
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 45 Number 1/2 (2009)
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