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The Scope of Reciprocal Degree Operators and Degree Pluralities
I-Ta Chris Hsieh
194-202 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


A degree sentence such as John and Mary are (un)equally tall conveys both reciprocity and equivalence and hence are termed 'reciprocal equatives.' This paper investigates this degree construction. Building on Schwarz's (2007) pioneer study, I suggest an account for this degree construction that covers a wider range of data. To the extent that the proposal is on the right track, it provides new support for building in plurality in the domain of degrees, an idea that has been put forward by Beck (2010, 2014) and Dotlačil and Nouwen (2016).

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Proceedings of the 35th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Wm. G. Bennett, Lindsay Hracs, and Dennis Ryan Storoshenko
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