Quantification in Hungarian

Aniko Csirmaz, Anna Szabolcsi

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    This chapter illustrates various semantic types of quantifiers, such as generalized existential, generalized universal, proportional, definite and partitive which are defined in the Quantifier Questionnaire in Chapter 1. It partitions the expression of the semantic types into morpho-syntactic classes: Adverbial type quantifiers and Nominal (or Determiner) type quantifiers. For the various semantic and morpho-syntactic types of quantifiers it also distinguishes syntactically simple and syntactically complex quantifiers, as well as issues of distributivity and scope interaction, classifiers and measure expressions, and existential constructions. The chapter describes structural properties of determiners and quantified noun phrases in Hungarian, both in terms of internal structure (morphological or syntactic) and distribution.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationStudies in Linguistics and Philosophy
    PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
    Number of pages67
    StatePublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Linguistics and Philosophy
    ISSN (Print)0924-4662
    ISSN (Electronic)2215-034X


    • Classifiers
    • Determiners
    • Hungarian
    • Morpho-syntactic
    • Quantified noun Phrases
    • Quantifiers
    • Semantic

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Philosophy


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