Series | SAIL
Edited book | Journeys in Portuguese Language
Chapter | A estreita relação entre quantidade e intensidade

A estreita relação entre quantidade e intensidade

Evidências translinguísticas

The aim of this paper is to provide further evidence for a unified analysis of todo-all as an intensifier and quantifier, which, we claim, is a sole lexical item and should be called a ‘degree modifier’. The evidence comes from Brazilian Portuguese, English, Southern Cone Spanish, French and Quebec French. The main advantage of our proposal is that the distinct readings are yielded depending on whether the degree modifier has scope over (i) a scale associated with a nominal extension and its degree of participation in an event (quantificational reading) or (ii) a scale associated with a degree adjective and a nominal extension holding an adjectival property (intensificational reading).

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Submitted: Oct. 2, 2019 | Accepted: July 28, 2020 | Published: Dec. 9, 2020 | Language: pt

Keywords Todo All Intensifier Quantifier Degree modifier

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