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Results on adj. such as 'big'
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I POSTED A QUERY ON THE LINGUIST WEB PAGE CONCERNING THE SEMANTICS AND
MENTAL REPRESENTATION OF ADJECTIVES, SUCH AS 'BIG', WHOSE SEMANTIC
CONTRIBUTION DEPENDS ON THE NOUN IT IS MODIFYING. (AS ILLUSTRATION, A
BIG MOUSE IS SMALLLER THAN A SMALL CAR.) I WANT TO REPORT BRIEFLY ON
THE RESULTS OF MY QUERY.
TO BEGIN, VARIOUS LINGUISTS RESPONDED BY PRODUCING NO LESS THAN FOUR
DISTINCT DESCRIPTIONS OF SUCH ADJECTIVES: THE ADJECTIVES WERE
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