Abstract Nouns
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Abstract nouns (ANs) are a very heterogeneous and diverse class. Any semantic definition of such a class cannot describe it in its totality (cf. Flaux et al. 1996). However, ANs can be described by means of the functional (semantic and pragmatic) criterion of reference, i.e., the property of linguistic si…

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Germana Olga Civilleri, “Abstract Nouns”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 20 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000002>
First published online: 2013

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