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Thu Feb 26 2015

Books: Constraints on Numerical Expressions: Cummins

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Date: 26-Feb-2015
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Subject: Constraints on Numerical Expressions: Cummins
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Title: Constraints on Numerical Expressions
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Semantics and Pragmatics
Published: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author: Chris Cummins
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199687909 Pages: 232 Price: U.K. £ 65
Paperback: ISBN: 9780199687916 Pages: 232 Price: U.K. £ 30

This book focuses on the question of how expressions involving number are used by speakers and understood by hearers. The author lays out a set of criteria that are argued individually to influence the speaker's choice of expression, an approach that offers novel predictions about usage and interpretation.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Written In: English (eng)

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