Greater Plural Number ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/GreaterPluralNumber


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Number Property
                              |_ Greater Plural Number


Definition:

GreaterPlural is a number property that expresses (a) the fact that there is an excessive number of events or entities denoted by the noun or nominal element, or (b) the fact that the noun or nominal denotes all possible instances. [Kibort and Corbett 2008b]


Usage Notes
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On terminology: greaterPlural expressing excessive number is sometimes called the 'plural of abundance'; greaterPlural expressing all possible instances is sometimes called the 'global plural'. [Corbett 2000] Ln The value greaterPlural is only found in languages which also have the value pluralNumber.


Examples
Language Code: gae Greater plural implies excessive number.
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abida-nawi
pig-GREATPL
very many pigs

References:
Corbett(2000:37)


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