Genitive quantifiers in Japanese as reverse partitives

  • Quantificational determiners in Japanese can be marked with genitive case. Current analyses (for example by Watanabe, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, to appear) treat the genetive case marker in these cases as semantically vacuous, but we show that it has semantic effects. We propose a new analysis as reverse partitives. Following Jackendoff (MIT-Press, 1977), we assume that partitives always contain two NPs one of which is phonologically deleted. We claim that, while in normal partitives the higher noun is deleted, in reverse partitives the lower noun is deleted.

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Author:Uli Sauerland, Kazuko Yatsushiro
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1127466
URL:http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/mitarb/homepage/sauerland/qplusno.pdf
Publisher:ZAS
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Report
Language:English
Year of Completion:2004
Year of first Publication:2004
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/05/04
Tag:Japanisch
Issue:November 2004
Page Number:28
HeBIS-PPN:216268435
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht