On the Distributive and Non-Distributive Interpretation in Japanese


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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