Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Tue Jan 29 12:52:35 UTC 2002

Not any more than "rices" and "furnitures" do in such sentences as
"The various rices used in cooking."


>Back in the stone age of 1962 I published an article naively titled
>"Researches in Coahuiltecan Ethnography", which was a collection of
>separate research studies from various sources brought together under one
>roof. It seemed not unnatural to title it thus, though I agree that like
>other normally noncount nouns, it has a different meaning (like "sugars")
>when pluralized, i.e. of differentiated instantiations of whatever, and is
>not commonly used. I hope this doesn't still violate dInIs' and Lynne's
>         Rudy

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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