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Interestingly, Reynolds (2013) also has as his second property of determinatives the fact that they "can combine with a singular count noun to form a grammatical noun phrase" (p.
The verb "is" in the phrase "the million and one things in the air around us is invisible," for instance, demonstrates a seeming failure on Sylvia's part to identify "the million and one things" as a count noun (e.
Much in ModE is neither, and sois normally incompatible with a count noun.
We observed that anaphoric nominal arguments behave like count nouns.
In this system, the SPR value of a count noun like chair would be <Det[COUNT +]>, blocking cases like * some chair.
So, the property of boundedness, which is a property of roots according to Harley, determines both the property mass noun or count noun (in case the root shows up as a noun) and the telicity (in case the root shows up as a verb), lending support to the idea that the same roots underlie both verbs and nouns.
Possessive and accusative marking, exemplified in (10) above, makes the noun definite, which, as we saw, increases its individuality and, therefore, forces a reading that is closer to the prototype of a count noun (cf.
Nouns formed on the basis of such absolutive-incorporations in general are frequently count nouns, as with collections; but they may be non-count, as with non-event, concrete condensation, for instance.
The volume opens with the invited talks from the conference, discussing ontological lessons from the semantics of mass and count nouns, ontological diversity and representations of space, and knowledge driven software and fractal tailoring in development environments for clinical systems.
The number of sortal NCLs in Kam lies around 50-60 with the ability of categorizing virtually all count nouns.
fit into a semantic spectrum ranging from abstract ma ss nouns of quality to concrete and collective count nouns of entity" (p.
As observed above, singular count nouns cannot normally appear alone as head of a noun phrase: You cannot have * Car turned left.
In the singular, count nouns can use an indefinite article, whereas non-count nouns do not use one (Carter--McCarthy 2006: 339).
Count nouns can take plural affixes and co-occur with numerals, while mass nouns normally do not; on the other hand, mass nouns can take quantifiers such as duzo 'lots', malo 'few, little', and troche 'some' when used in the singular, while count nouns normally do not.
Seppanen (1974: 97) points out that the names here "will therefore have to be treated as count nouns", otherwise "proper names will then have both the article contrast and the number contrast which are normally considered critical for count nouns.