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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