Collective/Mass Nouns
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Abstract

Mass nouns (MNs) and collective nouns (CNs) can be defined in opposition to count nouns: semantically speaking, they do not call up the idea of some definite thing with a certain shape or precise limits, and they have homogeneous internal structure, i.e., they are made up of parts which are identical to one another.

Mass nouns (MNs) and collective nouns (CNs) can be defined in opposition to count nouns: semantically speaking, they “do not call up the idea of some definite thing with a certain shape …

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Germana Olga Civilleri, “Collective/Mass Nouns”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 28 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000430>
First published online: 2013



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