OJML  Vol.4 No.4 , October 2014
On the Distributive and Non-Distributive Interpretation in Japanese
Author(s) Kenji Yokota
Abstract
Through an analysis of two different types of floating numeral quantifier (FNQ) constructions in Japanese, the present paper investigates the distributive and non-distributive interpretation in Japanese. Discussion of the interpretative issues related to ambiguity and intonation has indicated that FNQs are potentially ambiguous, offering both distributive and non-distributive readings.

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Yokota, K. (2014) On the Distributive and Non-Distributive Interpretation in Japanese. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 4, 527-536. doi: 10.4236/ojml.2014.44046.
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