International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Adverbial Quantifier Map
Hsiu Wen Wendy Cheng

I propose the phenomenon “The Adverbial Quantifier Map”. This phenomenon introduces the mapping between a mass adverbial antecedent, and this verb phrase VP it modifies. This is illustrated in the contrast between these sentences: “*He this period of time jumped”, and “He this period of time is jumping”. The tense or aspect of this verb in this VP, gives rise to the quantification of the event this VP denotes, in: either the mass of a token event, or the mass of a type event. An Adverbial Quantifier Map is further instantiated in a set of devices, which gives rise to the mapping between this mass adverbial antecedent of time, and this count or mass event denoted by this verb phrase VP.

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