Number Property ( Concept )

      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Number Property

Direct SubConcepts:

DualNumber  GreaterPaucalNumber  GreaterPluralNumber  MultalNumber  PluralNumber  TrialNumber  SingularNumber  GeneralNumber  PaucalNumber  


NumberProperty is the class of properties that concern the grammatical encoding of quantity. It is often found on nouns, pronouns, and verbs and expresses count distinctions--such as 'one' or 'more than one'. The count distinctions typically, but not always, correspond to the actual count of the referents of the marked noun or Pronoun. [Crystal 1980: 245; Hartmann and Stork 1972: 155]

See Also:
Surrey Morphology Group - Number

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