Article first published online: 18 SEP 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Philosophy Compass © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 7, Issue 10, pages 712–730, October 2012
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Gillon, B. S. (2012), Mass Terms. Philosophy Compass, 7: 712–730. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2012.00514.x
- Issue published online: 18 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 18 SEP 2012
English common nouns, like nouns in many other languages, can be distinguished into count nouns and mass nouns. This article sets out the basic morpho-syntactic and semantic facts pertaining to these two classes of English nouns. In addition, it summarizes and critically discusses the various theories of the semantics of such nouns.