A unique operator for verbal pluractionality and numeral distributivity

  • Jérémy Pasquereau

Abstract

Cardinal numerals in Seri (isolate, Mexico) are verbs, which, like most verbs in this language, can express pluractionality, i.e. multiplicity of events. I argue that pluractional numerals are interpreted as distributive numerals and give a description of their distributive properties. I propose a fully compositional analysis of pluractionality which can combine with numerals and other verbs to derive the observed effects of each.
Published
2021-09-17
How to Cite
Pasquereau, J. (2021). A unique operator for verbal pluractionality and numeral distributivity. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 25, 702-719. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2021.v25i0.962