query: associative plurals via noun-verb disagreement PS

David Gil gil at EVA.MPG.DE
Thu Nov 13 15:39:02 UTC 2008

PS on previous posting:

Misha Daniel, with whom I have been having a lengthy discussion on these 
matters, has just reminded me that I forgot to cite an important source 
on this construction, Grev Corbett's 2000 book on Number, where (pp. 
191-192) three other languages are cited as having ASPDs:  the Talitsk 
dialect of Russian (citing Bogdanov 1968, though Misha himself tells me 
that he has failed to confirm the veracity of the data), Maltese (citing 
Ray Fabri p.c.), and Haruai, apparently only with pronominal subjects 
(citing Bernard Comrie p.c.).


David Gil

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