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dc.contributor.authorCoppock, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorBogal-Allbritten, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorNouri-Hosseini, Golsaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStiefeling, Saskiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-24T14:17:53Z
dc.date.available2020-04-24T14:17:53Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-13
dc.identifierhttps://www.linguisticsociety.org/news/2017/06/13/second-volume-proceedings-lsa-published
dc.identifier.citationElizabeth Coppock, Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten, Golsa Nouri-Hosseini, Saskia Stiefeling. 2017. "Proportional implies relative: A typological universal." Linguistic Society of America. 2017-01-05 - 2017-01-08.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/40328
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.en_US
dc.format.extentpp. 1 - 15.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectSuperlativesen_US
dc.subjectQuantity wordsen_US
dc.subjectTypologyen_US
dc.titleProportional implies relative: a typological universalen_US
dc.typeConference materialsen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Linguisticsen_US
pubs.publication-statusUnpublisheden_US
dc.identifier.mycv434616


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