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Typology of Quantifiers and the Mass/Count Distinction: A Case Study of Chinese xie

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dc.contributor.authorKim, Kyumin-
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-15T06:01:48Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-15T06:01:48Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationLanguage Research, Vol.53 No.3, pp. 415-443ko_KR
dc.identifier.issn0254-4474-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10371/138513-
dc.description.abstractIn a recent approach to the internal structure of nominals, all nouns across languages are proposed to be mass, and thus need to be portioned out (i.e., divided) in order to interact with the count system (Borer 2005): in syntax, division is performed via a Div(ided) head that takes mass noun as a complement, and Div is proposed to be instantiated by an English-type plural -s or a Chinese-type classifier. Once division is performed on a mass, the divided noun can be counted via a numeral that appears in a quantifying phrase (#P) projected above DivP. Assuming Borer (2005), this paper examines the morpheme xie some in Chinese, and proposes that it is a non-counting quantifier instantiating a # head that takes DivP as its complement. The proposed account has consequences for the typology of quantifiers and the ongoing debate on the mass/count distinction: division does not necessarily force a counting function, and the mass/count distinction, if it exists at all, is a structural one, not a lexical one.ko_KR
dc.language.isoenko_KR
dc.publisherLanguage Education Research Center, Seoul National Universityko_KR
dc.subjectDivisionko_KR
dc.subjectclassifierko_KR
dc.subjectpluralko_KR
dc.subjectquantifierko_KR
dc.subjectcountingko_KR
dc.titleTypology of Quantifiers and the Mass/Count Distinction: A Case Study of Chinese xieko_KR
dc.typeSNU Journalko_KR
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthor김규민-
dc.citation.journaltitle어학연구(Language Research)-
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 53 Number 1/3 (2017)
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