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The system recognizes the multi-word determiners a few and many a.
The features for a multi-word determiner are located on the parent node of its
two components (see Figure 18.3). We chose to represent these
determiners as multi-word constituents because neither determiner retains the
same set of features as either of its parts. For example, the determiner
a is 3sg and few is decreasing, while a few is 3pl and
increasing. Additionally, many is 3pl and a displays constancy,
but many a is 3sg and does not display constancy. Example sentences
appear in ((270))-((271)).
- Multi-word Determiners
- a few teaspoons of sugar should be adequate .
- many a man has attempted that stunt, but none have succeeded .
Multi-word Determiner tree: DDnx