Quantification in Q’anjob’al

  • Kathleen Chase O’Flynn
Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 97)


This study offers a broad descriptive overview of quantification in Q’anjob’al (Mayan, ISO: kjb). Areas of particular focus include the encoding of definiteness and distributivity, and the semantics of clausal particles in their quantificational usage.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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