LINGUIST List 29.2903
Fri Jul 13 2018
Qs: References on Animacy
Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>
Yolanda Fernandez <yolanda.fernandez
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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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