The Semantics of Mass-Predicates *

@inproceedings{Koslicki1999TheSO,
  title={The Semantics of Mass-Predicates *},
  author={Kathrin Koslicki},
  year={1999}
}
In ~1!, ‘hair’ has a mass-occurrence; in ~2!, a ~singular! count-occurrence. Some nouns standardly have only mass-occurrences, e.g. ‘snow’, ‘wine’, ‘mud’, ‘gold’, ‘trash’, ‘gravel’, ‘clothing’, ‘furniture’, ‘music’, and ‘information’. Some standardly have only count-occurrences, e.g. ‘thunderstorm’, ‘river’, ‘person’, ‘circle’, ‘molecule’, ‘word’, ‘line’, and ‘definition’. Others standardly have both kinds of occurrences, e.g. ‘hair’, ‘chicken’, ‘carrot’, ‘apple’, ‘proof’ and ‘truth’. In each… CONTINUE READING

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