Economy and Scope: Distributivity in Romanian and Chinese

Cornilescu, Alexandra and Paris, Marie-Claude (2003) Economy and Scope: Distributivity in Romanian and Chinese. Acta Orientalia, 56 (2-4). pp. 173-186. ISSN 0001-6446

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A comparison between (strongly) distributive sentences in two typologically different languages, i.e. Romanian and Chinese is proposed. It is argued that the same factors, namely the inherent properties of the quantifiers more than the c-command relations obtaining between them constrain the possible interpretations of distributive sentences. The importance of the two factors is relatively different: in Romanian, the semantic factor cannot be superseded by the configurational one, whereas in Chinese c-command is at least equally important, thus partially confirming the isomorphism thesis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PI Oriental languages and literatures / keleti nyelvek és irodalmak
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 12:28
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2017 12:28

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