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LFRG 3/8: Hadas on indefinite and definite amount relatives in Romanian

WHAT: Talk
WHO: Hadas Kotek
TITLE: An indefinite amount relative: evidence from Romanian
WHEN: March 8, 11.30AM – 1PM
WHERE: 32-D831


I will present some data and ideas about so-called definite and indefinite amount relatives in Romanian. I identify two main differences between these two constructions – to do with the kinds of information that they presuppose, and the kinds of readings that they allow. I suggest an analysis that deals with (at least some of) these facts, and then open the discussion to talk about some residual issues, most importantly regarding so-called “substance readings” of amount relatives, and to similar phenomena in your favorite language.