24.921 Special Topics in Linguistics: Genericity (MIT)24.921 Special Topics in Linguistics: Genericity (MIT) course will investigate the semantics of generic sentences, i.e., sentences that are used to talk about habits, tendencies, dispositions, or kinds. For instance:Dogs are good pets.The giant panda is an endangered species.A soccer player makes lots of money.Mary smokes after dinner.This machine crushes oranges.This is a half-semester course.
- Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Language: English
- Author: Menéndez-Benito, Paula
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- Tags: semantics of generic sentences, modality, adverbial quantifiers, semantics of aspect,
- Course Publishing Date: Nov 20, 2007