Number Property ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/NumberProperty


Thing
      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Number Property

Direct SubConcepts:

DualNumber  GeneralNumber  GreaterPaucalNumber  GreaterPlural  GreaterPluralNumber  MultalNumber  PaucalNumber  PluralNumber  SeveralNumber  SingularNumber  SmallPaucalNumber  TrialNumber  



Definition:

NumberProperty is the class of properties that concern the grammatical encoding of quantity. It is often found on nouns, pronouns, and verbs and expresses count distinctions--such as 'one' or 'more than one'. The count distinctions typically, but not always, correspond to the actual count of the referents of the marked noun or Pronoun [Crystal 1980, 245; Hartmann and Stork 1972, 155].


See Also:
Surrey Morphology Group - Number



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