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New draft of a paper 'Names, Light Nouns, and Countability'

Posted On: June 29, 2020

'Names, Light Nouns, and Countability'. June 20, 2020

Abstract: Certain types of proper names in German show a surprising classification as mass, rather than count. This paper argues that this is because such names involve light nouns THING, PLACE, and TIME as silent parts that classify as mass rather than count.