Selected aspects of amount relatives: The Romanian-English connection

Alexander Grosu

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Ion Giurgea

the “Iorgu Iordan – Alexandru Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania


Abstract
The inter-related goals of this paper are: (i) To contribute to a better understanding of the semantic and morphological properties of amount relatives in Romanian, (ii) to compare and contrast these constructions with their English counterparts, and (iii) to bring into bolder relief than has so far been done in the literature the fact that amount relatives in general are compatible not only with an amount denotation of the complex DPs that contain them, but with an entity denotation as well.

Keywords
amount relative, maximalization, degree relative pronouns, entity vs. amount denotational ambiguity

Suggested citation

Grosu, Alexander and Ion Giurgea. 2015. Selected aspects of amount relatives: The Romanian-English connection. Linguistics Beyond and Within 1: 86-103. Online at: http://lingbaw.com/2015/Alexander-Grosu,Ion-Giurgea.


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