A Note on Phrasal Comparatives

Sigrid Beck, Vera Hohaus, Sonja Tiemann


This paper investigates the various comparative operators that a language might employ and provides arguments for choosing a particular one. In particular, different phrasal comparatives are contrasted. We argue that Schoenfinkelization of the operator matters and reflects different crosslinguistic possibilities.


phrasal comparatives; first language acquisition; crosslinguistic variation; schoenfinkelization

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3765/salt.v22i0.2654

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