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Title: The truth about 'some' and 'any', and some thoughts it prompted on meanings, grammatical categories, and academic grammars
Author: Amorey Gethin
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: We are into the second decade of the twenty-first century, but grammarians still fail to distinguish properly between 'some' and 'any' (and their compounds - 'something/anything', etc.). This may in itself seem a small matter. But it is symptomatic of flaws in the academic study of language.


This article appears IN English Today Vol. 27, Issue 1, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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