Plural indefinite articles: the case of unos and des

Bert Le Bruyn, Julia Pozas-Loyo

Abstract


Plurality typically comes in two flavors: an inclusive and an exclusive one. We exploit these different plurality ‘flavors’ to argue that there are two types of plural indefinite articles, each with their own characteristics with respect to ‘blocking’ and aspect. We argue that French des instantiates the ‘inclusive’ plural indefinite article and Spanish unos the ‘exclusive’ plural indefinite article.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/salt.v24i0.2425