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ID 13293
Eprint ID
13293
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An Analysis of Pluralized Abstract Nouns: With Special Reference to Richardson's Epistolary Novels
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Abstract
Unlike Japanese, English makes a clear distinction between 'singular' and 'plural' by grammatical nleans. Although the concept of plural should logically be applied to countable nouns, there are quite a few examples found in actual use of the language where an uncountable noun takes a plural form. Some abstract nouns can be pluralized to denote individualized meanings or components, while others may be pluralized to emphasize the quality, condition or degree. The latter type is specifically called 'intensive plural' (or 'emotional plural' by some scholars). This article discusses the use of the plural of abstract nouns mainly through a corpus-based analysis of the three epistolary novels by Sanluel Richardson who is supposed to have given a remarkable influence on sentimental literature.
Keywords
抽象名詞
強意複数
Richardson
sentimentalism
ness
Published Date
2008-06-25
Publication Title
岡山大学教育学部研究集録
Publication Title Alternative
Bulletin of Faculty of Education, Okayama University
Volume
volume138
Issue
issue1
Publisher
岡山大学教育学部
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Faculty of Education, Okayama University
Start Page
33
End Page
43
ISSN
0471-4008
NCID
AN00032875
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
language
日本語
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Refereed
False
Eprints Journal Name
bgeou