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A generic subject: The interplay of morphosyntax and the human conceptual system

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How can we account for our extensive knowledge about the world, given that we individually experience very little of it? This thesis considers the mechanisms involved in the acquisition of generic statements. One approach to explain this feat, in light of our limited direct experience of instances of kinds, suggests that language gives us the tools to go beyond our environment. This thesis argues that variation in the morphosyntactic make-up of a generic subject can affect our understanding o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Sub department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4836-1617

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-6446-5582
Institution:
University of Edinburgh
Role:
Examiner
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Role:
Examiner
ORCID:
0000-0002-0033-9106
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2020-08-21

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