LINGUIST List 29.2903

Fri Jul 13 2018

Qs: References on Animacy

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 10-Jul-2018
From: Yolanda Fernandez <>
Subject: References on Animacy
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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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