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The Resource Count and mass across languages, edited by Diane Massam

Count and mass across languages, edited by Diane Massam

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Count and mass across languages
Title
Count and mass across languages
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edited by Diane Massam
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Language
eng
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. In English, count nouns are those that can be counted and pluralized (two cats), whereas mass nouns cannot be, at least not without a change in meaning (#two rices). 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. The volume also significantly contributes to our cross-linguistic knowledge, as it includes chapters with a focus on Blackfoot, Cantonese, Dagaare, English, Halkomelem, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Mandarin, Ojibwe, and Persian, as well as discussion of several other languages including Armenian, Hungarian, and Korean. The overall consensus of this volume is that while the general concepts of count and mass are available to all humans, forms of grammaticalization involving number, classifiers, and determiners play a key role in their linguistic treatment, and indeed in whether these concepts are grammatically expressed at all. This variation may be reflect the fact that count/mass is just one possible realization of a deeper and broader concept, itself related to the categories of nominal and verbal aspect."--Publisher's website
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Dewey number
401.41
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Massam, Diane
Series statement
  • Oxford studies in theoretical linguistics
  • Oxford linguistics
Series volume
42
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  • Discourse analysis
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
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Count and mass across languages, edited by Diane Massam
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The Count Mass Distinction: Issues and Perspectives / Jila Ghomeshi and Diane Massam -- Lexical Nouns are Both +mass and +count, but They are Neither +mass nor +count / Francis Jeffry Pelletier -- Aspects of Individuation / Elizabeth Cowper and Daniel Currie Hall -- Collectives in the Intersection of Mass and Count Nouns: A Cross-Linguistic Account / Heike Wiese -- Individuation and Inverse Number Marking in Dagaare / Scott Grimm -- General Number and the Structure of DP / Ileana Paul -- Plural Marking Beyond Count Nouns / Saeed Ghaniabadi -- Aspectual Effects of a Pluractional Suffix: Evidence From Lithuanian / Solveiga Armoskaite -- Decomposing the Mass/count Distinction: Evidence from Languages that Lack it / Martina Wiltschko -- On the Mass/count Distinction in Ojibwe / Eric Mathieu -- Counting and Classifiers / Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng -- Countability and Numeral Classifiers in Mandarin Chinese / Niina Ning Zhang -- Semantic Triggers, Linguistic Variation, and the Mass-Count Distinction / Alan C. Bale and David Barner -- Classifying and Massifying Incrementally in Chinese Language Comprehension / Natalie M. Klein, Greg N. Carlson, Renjie Li, T. Florian Jaeger, and Michael K. Tanenhaus
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ocn828628460
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1 online resource (xviii, 310 pages)
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online
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9780191613180
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)828628460
Label
Count and mass across languages, edited by Diane Massam
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The Count Mass Distinction: Issues and Perspectives / Jila Ghomeshi and Diane Massam -- Lexical Nouns are Both +mass and +count, but They are Neither +mass nor +count / Francis Jeffry Pelletier -- Aspects of Individuation / Elizabeth Cowper and Daniel Currie Hall -- Collectives in the Intersection of Mass and Count Nouns: A Cross-Linguistic Account / Heike Wiese -- Individuation and Inverse Number Marking in Dagaare / Scott Grimm -- General Number and the Structure of DP / Ileana Paul -- Plural Marking Beyond Count Nouns / Saeed Ghaniabadi -- Aspectual Effects of a Pluractional Suffix: Evidence From Lithuanian / Solveiga Armoskaite -- Decomposing the Mass/count Distinction: Evidence from Languages that Lack it / Martina Wiltschko -- On the Mass/count Distinction in Ojibwe / Eric Mathieu -- Counting and Classifiers / Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng -- Countability and Numeral Classifiers in Mandarin Chinese / Niina Ning Zhang -- Semantic Triggers, Linguistic Variation, and the Mass-Count Distinction / Alan C. Bale and David Barner -- Classifying and Massifying Incrementally in Chinese Language Comprehension / Natalie M. Klein, Greg N. Carlson, Renjie Li, T. Florian Jaeger, and Michael K. Tanenhaus
Control code
ocn828628460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 310 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191613180
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828628460

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