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Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Hagit Borer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263905
eISBN:
9780191718182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book explores the difference between words however defined and structures however constructed. It sets out to demonstrate over three volumes — of which this is the first — that the explanation ... More


Mass/Count Distinctions in Ibero-Romance Dialects

Inés Fernández-Ordóñez

in The Syntactic Variation of Spanish Dialects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190634797
eISBN:
9780190634827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634797.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Some Ibero-Romance dialects show neuter agreement with uncountable nouns. According to data recently compiled in dialect corpora, mass neuter agreement varies according to word classes, being most ... More


The Meaning of More

Alexis Wellwood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198804659
eISBN:
9780191842870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804659.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book re-imagines the compositional semantics of comparative constructions with words like “more”. It argues for a revision of one of the fundamental assumptions of the degree semantics framework ... More


Quality nouns and other mass nouns

Itamar Francez and Andrew Koontz-Garboden

in Semantics and Morphosyntactic Variation: Qualities and the Grammar of Property Concepts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198744580
eISBN:
9780191805837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744580.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter considers the relation between qualities and masses, showing that the order-theoretic difference here posited between them—qualities are ordered by a preorder called size and a ... More


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