Collective Nouns in Welsh: A Noun Category or a Plural Allomorph?

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Abstract

A noun category in Welsh which has a shorter form for a collection/plural meaning and a suffixed singulative for a single instance has been described in the literature as both a number category and a plural allomorph, often with terminological ambiguity and blurring of boundaries between different noun types. This paper is an investigation of the features of these nouns using a number of theoretical approaches which cumulatively support the argument that collective can be considered a full number category in Welsh.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTransactions of the Philological Society
Volume115
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)58-78
Number of pages21
ISSN0079-1636
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages

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Collective Nouns in Welsh : A Noun Category or a Plural Allomorph? / Nurmio, Silva Mikaela.

In: Transactions of the Philological Society, Vol. 115, No. 1, 01.03.2017, p. 58-78.

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