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24.921 Special Topics in Linguistics: Genericity | Linguistics and Philosophy

24.921 Special Topics in Linguistics: Genericity | Linguistics and Philosophy

This course will investigate the semantics of generic sentences, i.e., sentences that are used to talk about habits, tendencies, dispositions, or kinds. For instance: Dogs are good pets. The giant panda is an endangered species. A soccer player makes lots of money. Mary smokes after dinner. This machine crushes oranges. This is a half-semester course.
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