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dc.contributor.authorBayırlı, İsa Kerem-
dc.identifier.citationBayirli, I. K. (2022). Proportional and conservativity: the view from Turkish. GLOSSA-A JOURNAL OF GENERAL LINGUISTICS, 7(1).en_US
dc.description.abstractProportional numerals like 70% and two-thirds, which express a relation between two quantities, give rise to distinct interpretations inside different constructions. In The company hired 70% of the women, the cardinality of the women that are hired is compared to the cardinality of all the women (a proportional reading). In The company hired 70% women, on the other hand, the cardinality of the women that are hired is compared to the cardinality of all the hired individuals (a reverse-proportional reading). This paper is concerned with the form-meaning relations associated with proportional measurement constructions and reverse proportional measurement constructions in Turkish. Proportional numerals inside reverse proportional expressions appear to violate a semantic universal known as the Conservativity Constraint. Building on previous research, we propose a Conservativity-compatible analysis for such constructions in Turkish. We claim that these expressions exhibit non-conservativity effects due to the fact that the noun inside them is interpreted only in its vP-internal position. Proportional measurement constructions, on the other hand, undergo DP-movement, as a result of which the noun inside them is interpreted both in the tail and in the head of the movement chain, blocking non-conservativity effects. We show that the analysis developed in this paper for proportional expressions also accounts for the distribution of non-conservative readings of the proportional context-sensitive determiners many and few.en_US
dc.publisherUbiquity Press Ltden_US
dc.relation.ispartofGlossa-A Journal of General Linguisticsen_US
dc.titleProportional and conservativity: the view from Turkishen_US
dc.departmentFakülteler, Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi, Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümüen_US
dc.departmentFaculties, Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Turkish Language and Literatureen_US
dc.institutionauthorBayırlı, İsa Kerem-
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
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Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümü / Department of Turkish Language & Literature
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