Genericity (Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics)

Author(s): Alda Mari, Claire Beyssade, Fabio Del Prete

Date: Format: pdf Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 0199691800
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This ebook supplies an up-to-date creation to the find out about of generics and pursues the endeavor of the influential Generic Book edited by means of Gregory Carlson and Jeffry Pelletier, which was once printed in 1995. Genericity is a key perception within the find out about of human cognition because it finds our capability to arrange our perceived truth into categories and to explain regularities. The generic can also be expressed on the degree of a phrase or word (ie the potato in The Irish financial system turned into dependent upon the potato) or a complete sentence (eg in John smokes a cigar after dinner, the generic facet is a assets of the expression, relatively than any unmarried phrase or word inside it). This ebook gathers new paintings from senior and younger researchers to rethink the perception of genericity, analyzing the distinct contributions made by means of the determiner word (eg the notions of type/particular person) and the verbal predicate (eg the notions of permanency, disposition, skill, habituality, and plurality). Finally, in reference to the entire sentence, the analytic/artificial difference is mentioned in addition to the perception of normality. The ebook will enchantment to each scholars and students in linguistics, philosophy and cognitive science
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