Aspects of plurality in ≠Hoan

Chris Collins

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    Abstract

    In ≠Hoan, nouns and verbs can be pluralized. This article investigates various syntactic and semantic aspects of plurality in ≠Hoan: first, the formation of plurals of inalienable nouns, then, how the plurals of verbs (termed PLURACTIONAL VERBS) are formed in much the same way as the plurals of inalienable nouns. The phenomenon of pluractional verbs strongly supports the event argument analysis of verbal semantics.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)456-476
    Number of pages21
    JournalLanguage
    Volume77
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Sep 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Linguistics and Language

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