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Various examples of binary determiners (determiners like more ... than ... found in "More students than teachers" or the determiner found in: "The same students came early as left late") will be considered in order to show that they obey, in opposition to unary determiners, a stronger constraint than conservativity (but which imples conservativity). This constraint is the symmetry ("More students than teachers are shogi players" is equivalent to "More shogi players are students than teachers"). They are also usually cardinality dependent.
Semantics Research Group
Last modified: 2008-04-17 12:29:52 JST