29.2903, Qs: References on Animacy

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Subject: 29.2903, Qs: References on Animacy

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Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:43:11
From: Yolanda Fernandez [yolanda.fernandez at uvigo.es]
Subject: References on Animacy


I am working with collective subjects, particularly with the animacy of the
referent of that type of subject. I was wondering whether there may be any
reason why animate/human referents may behave differently from
animate/non-human or inanimate entities, i.e. whether the latter may be more
readily conceptualised holistically or collectively than the former.

I would appreciate any feedback or reference about this particular issue.
Thank you very much in advance.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


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