Erlewine, Michael Yoshitaka and Meghan Lim, 2020. “Anti-uniqueness without articles.”
Poster presented at SALT 30.

We report on the interpretation of different forms of singular argument nominals in Burmese, a language without articles, from original fieldwork. Indefinites use the numeral ‘one’ and introduce anti-uniqueness inferences. We derive this effect from a novel proposal for ‘one’ indefinites together with a Non-Vacuity constraint, rather than Maximize Presupposition, with crucial evidence from anaphoric definites with ‘one.’

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