Collective nouns in Welsh: a noun category or a plural allomorph?

Nurmio, Silva (2017) Collective nouns in Welsh: a noun category or a plural allomorph? Transactions of the Philological Society, 115 (1). pp. 58-78.

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Abstract

A noun category in Welsh which has a shorter form for a collection/plural meaning and a suffixed singulative for a single instance has been described in the literature as both a number category and a plural allomorph, often with terminological ambiguity and blurring of boundaries between different noun types. This paper is an investigation of the features of these nouns using a number of theoretical approaches which cumulatively support the argument that collective can be considered a full number category in Welsh.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: morphology, morphosyntax, collective nouns, grammatical number, singulative nouns
Divisions: School of Celtic Studies > Celtic languages and linguistics
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 15:17
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 12:52
URI: http://dair.dias.ie/id/eprint/353

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