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


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

Direct SubConcepts:

DualNumber  GreaterPaucalNumber  GreaterPluralNumber  MultalNumber  PluralNumber  TrialNumber  SingularNumber  GeneralNumber  PaucalNumber  



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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