By Greville G. Corbett

quantity is the main underestimated of the grammatical different types. it truly is deceptively easy but the quantity approach which philosophers, logicians and lots of linguists take because the norm - particularly the excellence among singular and plural (as in cat as opposed to cats) - is just one of a variety of percentages to be present in languages worldwide. a few languages, for example, make extra differences than English, having 3, 4 or maybe 5 diverse values. Adopting a wide-ranging standpoint, Greville Corbett attracts on examples from many languages to examine the prospective structures of quantity. He finds that the capability for signalling quantity are remarkably assorted and are positioned to a shocking diversity of unique extra makes use of. through surveying a number of the riches of the world's linguistic assets this publication, first released in 2000, makes an important contribution to the typology of different types and demonstrates that languages are even more diverse than is usually recognised.

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