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Interprétons-nous de la même manière les expressions "deux pommes" et "deux pommes et demie" ?

Abstract : Do we interpret in the same manner the expressions "deux pommes" and "deux pommes et demie"? Studying their English equivalents "two apples" and "two and a half apples", Liebesman (2015) has recently proposed that the interpretation of both expressions involves a form of measure, distinct from simple counting. I first present Liebesman's arguments concerning English. Then I analyze the case of French. I defend the following theses: the interpretation of "deux pommes" does use ordinary counting with natural numbers, while the interpretation of "deux pommes et demie" involves a form of ellipsis and, in some cases, a reinterpretation of the noun 'pomme'.
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David Nicolas. Interprétons-nous de la même manière les expressions "deux pommes" et "deux pommes et demie" ?. Travaux de Linguistique : Revue Internationale de Linguistique Française, De Boeck Université, 2016, Déterminants et inférences, 72 (1), pp.107-119. ⟨10.3917/tl.072.0107⟩. ⟨ijn_01647165⟩

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