Quantification in Hungarian

  • Aniko CsirmazEmail author
  • Anna Szabolcsi
Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 90)


This chapter illustrates various semantic types of quantifiers, such as generalized existential, generalized universal, proportional, definite and partitive which are defined in the Quantifier Questionnaire in Chapter 1. It partitions the expression of the semantic types into morpho-syntactic classes: Adverbial type quantifiers and Nominal (or Determiner) type quantifiers. For the various semantic and morpho-syntactic types of quantifiers it also distinguishes syntactically simple and syntactically complex quantifiers, as well as issues of distributivity and scope interaction, classifiers and measure expressions, and existential constructions. The chapter describes structural properties of determiners and quantified noun phrases in Hungarian, both in terms of internal structure (morphological or syntactic) and distribution.


Hungarian Semantic Morpho-syntactic Quantifiers Classifiers Determiners Quantified noun Phrases 



We would like to acknowledge our language consultants who provided judgements for some of the examples, especially Barbara Egedi, Beáta Gyuris and György Rákosi as well as an anonymous reviewer and the editors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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