Chickasaw Quantifiers

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Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 97)

Abstract

After presenting some basic genetic, historical and typological information about Chickasaw, this chapter outlines the quantification patterns it expresses. It illustrates various semantic types of quantifiers, such as generalized existential, generalized universal, proportional, definite and partitive which are defined in the Quantifier Questionnaire in chapter “The Quantifier Questionnaire”. It partitions the expression of the semantic types into morpho-syntactic classes: Adverbial type quantifiers and Determiner type quantifiers. For the various semantic and morpho-syntactic types of quantifiers it also distinguishes syntactically simple and syntactically complex quantifiers, as well as issues of distributivity and scope interaction, classifiers and measure expressions, and existential constructions. The chapter describes structural properties of determiners and quantified noun phrases in Chickasaw both in terms of internal structure (morphological or syntactic) and distribution.

Keywords

Chickasaw Quantification patterns Semantic Morpho-syntactic Quantifiers Classifiers Determiners Quantified noun phrases 

Notes

Acknowledgements

My greatest debt, as always, is to my beloved Chickasaw teacher Catherine Willmond, as well as to the scores of other speakers in Oklahoma and California who have shared their language with me. I’m also grateful to the other linguists who have joined me in work on Chickasaw over the years, and to Lynn Gordon and Edward Keenan, who offered helpful comments on this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Los AngelesUSA

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