Parts of a Whole: Distributivity as a Bridge Between Aspect and Measurement

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This book uses mathematical models of language to explain why there are certain gaps in language: things that we might expect to be able to say but can't. For instance, why can we say I ran for five minutes but not *I ran all the way to the store for five minutes? Why is five pounds of books acceptable, but *five pounds of book not acceptable? What prevents us from saying *sixty degrees of water to express the temperature of the water in a swimming pool when sixty inches of water can express its depth? And why can we not ...

Parts of a Whole: Distributivity as a Bridge between Aspect and Measurement 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198755135

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Parts of a Whole: Distributivity as a Bridge between Aspect and Measurement 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198755128

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