Count and mass across languages

This volume explores the expression of the concepts count and mass in human language and probes the complex relation between seemingly incontrovertible aspects of meaning and their varied grammatical realizations across languages. The chapters in this volume explore the question of the cognitive and...

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Main Author: Massam, Diane
Corporate Author: Workshop on Count and Mass Nouns (2009, University of Toronto)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2012, 2012
Series:Oxford studies in theoretical linguistics / Oxford studies in theoretical linguistics
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This volume explores the expression of the concepts count and mass in human language and probes the complex relation between seemingly incontrovertible aspects of meaning and their varied grammatical realizations across languages. The chapters in this volume explore the question of the cognitive and linguistic universality and variability of the concepts count and mass from philosophical, semantic, and morpho-syntactic points of view, touching also on issues in acquisition and processing
Item Description:Revised conference papers
Physical Description:xviii, 310 p. ill
ISBN:9780191746048