A Note on Phrasal Comparatives

Sigrid Beck, Vera Hohaus, Sonja Tiemann

Abstract


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.

Keywords


phrasal comparatives; first language acquisition; crosslinguistic variation; schoenfinkelization

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/salt.v22i0.2654