LINGUIST List 29.2903

Fri Jul 13 2018

Qs: References on Animacy

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>


Date: 10-Jul-2018
From: Yolanda Fernandez <yolanda.fernandezuvigo.es>
Subject: References on Animacy
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Hello,

I am working with collective subjects, particularly with the animacy of the
referent of that type of subject. I was wondering whether there may be any
reason why animate/human referents may behave differently from
animate/non-human or inanimate entities, i.e. whether the latter may be more
readily conceptualised holistically or collectively than the former.

I would appreciate any feedback or reference about this particular issue.
Thank you very much in advance.


Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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