From approximation to probability: bi’ + numeral constructions in Turkish

Nihal Yıldız Gökçe


This paper provides a semantic analysis of bi’ + numeral constructions in Turkish (e.g., Markete varmak için bi’ 20 metre daha yürüyeceksin). Although there are similarities between bi'+ numeral constructions in Turkish and some+ numeral constructions in English, there are unexplained situations about the bi' structure in Turkish. We claim that the presence of the indefinite determiner bi’ ‘some’ in such constructions is licensed by the presence of the probability operator PROB at the sentence level.


formal semantics; probability; numeral;indefinite

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