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dc.contributor.authorCoppock, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorNouri-Hosseini, Golsaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBogal-Allbritten, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorStiefeling, Saskiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-28T16:31:36Z
dc.date.available2018-03-28T16:31:36Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationE Coppock, Golsa Nouri-Hosseini, Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten, Saskia Stiefeling. 2017. "Proportional implies relative: A typological universal." Proceedings of the Linguistics Society of America 2
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/27881
dc.description.abstractWe give evidence from a geographically, genetically, and typologically diverse set of languages (drawn from 26 different language families and every continent) for the following typological universal: Regardless of the morphosyntactic strategy used by a language to form superlatives, if superlative morphosyntax can be applied to much or many, then the result can be used to express a relative reading (as in Hillary has visited the most continents (out of everyone)) but not necessarily a proportional reading (as in Hillary has visited most of the continents). Thus, no language deploys the regular superlative of much/many for the proportional but not the relative reading. We also give a rough estimate of how rare proportional readings for quantity superlatives are: about 10%. Nevertheless, we show that proportional readings arise with a diverse set of strategies for forming superlatives, and discuss the cases of Basque, Hausa, and Georgean (the last of which is most surprising).en_US
dc.description.urihttps://journals.linguisticsociety.org/proceedings/index.php/PLSA/article/view/4053/3765
dc.publisherProceedings of the Linguistics Society of America 2en_US
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 2017 Elizabeth Coppock, Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten, Golsa Nouri-Hosseini, Saskia Stiefeling. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleProportional implies relative: A typological universalen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
pubs.declined2018-02-11T18:07:09.648+0000en_US
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pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Romance Studiesen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US


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Copyright (c) 2017 Elizabeth Coppock, Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten, Golsa Nouri-Hosseini, Saskia Stiefeling. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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