LINGUIST List 32.451

Fri Feb 05 2021

Books: Mass and Count in Linguistics, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science: Moltmann (ed.)

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Date: 05-Feb-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Mass and Count in Linguistics, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science: Moltmann (ed.)
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Title: Mass and Count in Linguistics, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science
Series Title: Language Faculty and Beyond 16
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/lfab.16

Editor: Friederike Moltmann
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260437 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260437 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260437 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208002 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208002 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208002 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

The mass-count distinction is a morpho-syntactic distinction among nouns that is generally taken to have semantic content. This content is generally taken to reflect a conceptual, cognitive, or ontological distinction and relates to philosophical and cognitive notions of unity, identity, and counting. The mass-count distinction is certainly one of the most interesting and puzzling topics in syntax and semantics that bears on ontology and cognitive science. In many ways, the topic remains under-researched, though, across languages and with respect to particular phenomena within a given language, with respect to its connection to cognition, and with respect to the way it may be understood ontologically. This volume aims to contribute to some of the gaps in the research on the topic, in particular the relation between the syntactic mass-count distinction and semantic and cognitive distinctions, diagnostics for mass and count, the distribution and role of numeral classifiers, abstract mass nouns, and object mass nouns (furniture, police force, clothing).

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Morphology
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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