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On Using Count Nouns, Mass Nouns, and Pluralia Tantum:: What Counts?

Edward J. Wisniewski

in Kinds, Things, and Stuff: Mass Terms and Generics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195382891
eISBN:
9780199870493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382891.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter also asks about the conceptual basis of a mass/count distinction. One attitude is that the grammatical distinction is semantically unprincipled, such that children learn just that some ... More


Lecture I, 16

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with a grammatical function common to nouns and verbs, that of number. It starts with the dual, reviewing its place in linguistic scholarship, and its distribution in ... More


Lecture I, 15

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with a grammatical function common to nouns and verbs, that of number. It starts with the dual, reviewing its place in linguistic scholarship,and its distribution in Indo-European ... More


Lecture I, 17

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with a grammatical function common to nouns and verbs, that of number. It starts with the dual, reviewing its place in linguistic scholarship, and its distribution in ... More


Lecture I, 14

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with a grammatical function common to nouns and verbs, that of number. It starts with the dual,reviewing its place in linguistic scholarship, and its distribution in Indo-European ... More


Lecture I, 18

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with a grammatical function common to nouns and verbs, that of number. It starts with the dual, reviewing its place in linguistic scholarship, and its distribution in ... More


Number, Size, and Quantity

Philip Burton

in The Old Latin Gospels: A Study of their Texts and Language

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269885
eISBN:
9780191600449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269889.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

An analysis of the treatment of terms involving number, size, and quantity in the Old Latin Gospels. Such features may appear to the speaker of a given language to be natural categories, but in fact ... More


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