S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute of Latin American Studies (라틴아메리카연구소) Revista Iberoamericana (이베로아메리카연구) Revista Iberoamericana (이베로아메리카연구) vol.27 no.01/03 (2016)
Spanish Proper Nouns with Epithet and Absolute Quantification
- Kim, Sangyoon
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 라틴아메리카연구소(SNUILAS)
- Revista Asiática de Estudios Iberoamericanos, Vol.27 No.2, pp. 1-23
- Spanish proper nouns; epithets; absolute superlatives; feature sharing; articles as operators
- Taking the perspective that Spanish proper nouns with epithet(e.g., Alfonso X el Sabio ‘Alfonso X the Wise’) are syntactically derived as a starting point, this article focuses on the analysis of the properties of their constituents and their formation processes. The predicative relation that epithets establish with proper nouns and the absolute superlative interpretation of the individuallevel properties denoted by epithets are shown to be determined in the course of syntactic derivation. Agreement taking place in these constructions corroborates the current approach drawing on the recently developed feature sharing view of Agree.