Distributivity, Pluractionality and Reciprocity Across Languages:
Class Handouts


Unit 1: "All" and Related Stuff

A Review of Some Key Ideas in the Semantics of Plurals

Brisson (2003) "Plurals, All, and the Nonuniformity of Collective Predication"

The Semantics of Mandarin Dou (Lin 1998, Chen 2008)

Quantificational DPs and Dou: Yang (2001), Chapter 4
  • [Class presentation by Yangsook Park]

    Every versus Each: Some Observations and Proposals

    Novogrodsky & Roeper (2012) "The Collective-Distributive and Generic-Specific Reading of Each and Every in Language Acquisition."



    Unit 2: Pluractional Markers

    A Basic Introduction to Pluractionals: Lasersohn (1995: Chapter 13)
  • A Summary of Lasersohn (1995) and Some Outstanding Challenges

    Pluractionals and Frequentative Readings of Activities and Accomplishments: van Geenhoven (2004)

    Interactions Between Pluractionalty and Aktionsart: Yu (2003)



    Unit 3: Distributive Numerals

    The Basics of Distributive Numerals: Gil (1982), Chapters 2, 5, and 9

    More on Distributive Numerals: Gil (1982), Chapters 6 and 7, and Mueller (2009)
  • [Class presentation by Suzi Lima]

    The Interaction of Distributivity Markers and Nominals: Matthewson (2000) and Balusu (2006)
  • [Class presentation by Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten]

    Distributive Numerals in Korean: The 'Ssik Construction' (Oh 2001, 2005)

    Distributive Operators in Distributive Numerals: Zimmermann 2002
  • Some Notes on Japanese "Sorezore" and "Zutu", by Chisato Kitagawa

    Distributive Numerals and Pluractionals in Kaqchikel and DPlL: Henderson (2011)

    Distributive Numerals in Tlingit: Pluractionality and Distributivity



    Unit 4: Reciprocals

    Faller (2007) "The Ingredients of Reciprocity in Cuzco Quechua"
  • [Class presentation by Nicholas LaCara]



    Unit 5: 'Event-Related' Readings of Numerals

    Event-Related Readings of Adnominal Quantifiers: Krifka (1990) and Barker (1999)