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Zenbatzaileak komunztatzen ez direnean: Hiru sistema

Abstract : Basque weak quantifiers optionally agree with the inflected verb in number. This papers' main aim is to study the dialectal variation shown by this phenomenon. The study will show that it is necessary to differentiate at least three systems : the western-central system, the transition system, and the oriental system. The differences are twofold : (i) some concern the syntactic contexts in which the optional agreement is allowed. The western-central system allows it with every argument position ; the transition system does not allow it with ergative case arguments, and the oriental system allows it only with absolutive case arguments ; (ii) the rest concern the set of quantifiers that permit optional agreement : in the oriental system, weak cardinal quantifiers need not agree with the inflected verb ; in the rest of the systems, agreement is obligatory in these cases. This difference appears to be related to the ability to use bare nouns within the oriental system : bare nouns show the same syntactic distribution as non-agreeing weak cardinal quantifiers.
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Urtzi Etxeberria, Ricardo Rikardo, R. Etxepare. Zenbatzaileak komunztatzen ez direnean: Hiru sistema. Aldaketak, aldaerak, bariazioak euskaran eta euskal testugintzan - Changements, variations et variantes dans la langue et les textes basques, Dec 2008, Baiona, Frantzia. pp.127-144. ⟨artxibo-00425031v2⟩



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