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dc.date.created2017-12-25T19:17:09Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationFalkum, Ingrid Lossius . The lexical pragmatics of count-mass polysemy. Semantics and Pragmatics. 2017, 10(20)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/59584
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates a subtype of systematic polysemy which in English (and several other languages) appears to rest on the distinction between count and mass uses of nouns (e.g., shoot a rabbit/eat rabbit/wear rabbit). Computational semantic approaches have traditionally analysed such sense alternations as being generated by an inventory of specialised lexical inference rules. The paper puts the central arguments for such a rule-based analysis under scrutiny, and presents evidence that the linguistic component provided by count-mass syntax leaves a more underspecified semantic output than is usually acknowledged by rule-based theories. The paper develops and argues for the positive view that count-mass polysemy is better given a lexical pragmatic analysis, which provides a more flexible and unified account. Treating count-mass syntax as a procedural constraint on NP referents, it is argued that a single, relevance-guided lexical pragmatic mechanism can cover the same ground as lexical rules, as well as those cases in which rule-based accounts need to appeal to pragmatics.en_US
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherLinguistic Society of America
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.titleThe lexical pragmatics of count-mass polysemyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorFalkum, Ingrid Lossius
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cristin.unitnameInstitutt for filosofi, idé- og kunsthistorie og klassiske språk
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dc.identifier.cristin1531934
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dc.identifier.jtitleSemantics and Pragmatics
dc.identifier.volume10
dc.identifier.issue20
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3765/sp.10.20
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-62264
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn1937-8912
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/59584/2/SP-Falkum-EA.pdf
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