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Grammatical number in English nouns [electronic resource] : an empirical and theoretical account / Mark A. Wickens.

By: Wickens, Mark A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic scienceSeries IVCurrent issues in linguistic theory: v. 76.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1992Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 321 p.).ISBN: 9789027277534 (electronic bk.); 9027277532 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): English language -- Number | English language -- Noun | Engels | Zelfstandige naamwoorden | Getal (taalkunde) | Anglais (Langue) -- Nombre | Anglais (Langue) -- Nom | Substantiv | Plural | Morphologie (Linguistik) | Numerus | Englisch | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax | English language -- Noun | English language -- Number | English language | Language and languagesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Grammatical number in English nouns.DDC classification: 425 Other classification: 18.04 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Ailment names -- Liquid names -- Nouns in -ings -- The names of binary objects -- The abstract -s -- The external singulars -- Problems and prospects.
Summary: Apart from the coverage given to it in the grammars, number in English nouns has received relatively little attention, especially in the area of theoretical considerations. Guided by the principles of psychomechanics, Hirtle (1982a) put forth a fairly elaborate theory of number in English nouns. The aim of this work is to provide evidence to validate parts of Hirtle's theory, to verify some of his analyses, and to investigate several problems, some of which are mentioned in his work as subjects for further research. Specific areas treated are ailment nouns, liquid names, ending in -ings, binar.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-305) and index.

Ch. 1. Ailment names -- Ch. 2. Liquid names -- Ch. 3. Nouns in -ings -- Ch. 4. The names of binary objects -- Ch. 5. The abstract -s -- Ch. 6. The external singulars -- Ch. 7. Problems and prospects.

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Apart from the coverage given to it in the grammars, number in English nouns has received relatively little attention, especially in the area of theoretical considerations. Guided by the principles of psychomechanics, Hirtle (1982a) put forth a fairly elaborate theory of number in English nouns. The aim of this work is to provide evidence to validate parts of Hirtle's theory, to verify some of his analyses, and to investigate several problems, some of which are mentioned in his work as subjects for further research. Specific areas treated are ailment nouns, liquid names, ending in -ings, binar.

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