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 advent to the learn about of generics and pursues the endeavor of the influential Generic Book edited via Gregory Carlson and Jeffry Pelletier, which used to be revealed in 1995. Genericity is a key perception within the learn about of human cognition because it finds our capability to prepare our perceived truth into categories and to explain regularities. The generic will also be expressed on the stage of a phrase or word (ie the potato in The Irish economic system changed into dependent upon the potato) or a whole sentence (eg in John smokes a cigar after dinner, the generic facet is a assets of the expression, quite 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 via the determiner word (eg the notions of type/particular person) and the verbal predicate (eg the notions of permanency, disposition, talent, 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 attraction to each scholars and students in linguistics, philosophy and cognitive science
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