Grammatical Number in English Nouns

An empirical and theoretical account

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Apart from the coverage given to it in the grammars, number in English nouns has received relatively little attention, especially in the area of theoretical considerations. Guided by the principles of psychomechanics, Hirtle (1982a) put forth a fairly elaborate theory of number in English nouns. The aim of this work is to provide evidence to validate parts of Hirtle's theory, to verify some of his analyses, and to investigate several problems, some of which are mentioned in his work as subjects for further research. Specific areas treated are ailment nouns, liquid names, ending in -ings, binary objects, abstract -s, and external singulars.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 76]  1992.  xvi, 321 pp.
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Table of Contents
Abbreviations and initialisms
ix
Introduction
1
1. Ailment names
33
2. Liquid names
69
3. Nouns in — ings
87
4. The names of binary objects
99
5. The abstract — s
149
6. The external singulars
175
7. Problems and prospects
221
Conclusion
233
Appendices
235
Appendix A
235
Appendix B
236
Appendix C
237
Appendix D
247
Appendix E
250
Appendix F
265
Appendix G
268
Appendix H
271
Appendix I
272
Appendix J
277
Appendix K
279
Appendix L
286
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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