By Neil Whitman
The authorised knowledge is that neutrality is feasible just for morphosyntactic gains equivalent to verb shape, gender, quantity, declension class-not on the point of gross syntactic class, the place the semantic alterations are extra major. In different phrases, it's been claimed that "category neutrality," the place a notice or word is used concurrently with multiple syntactic classification, doesn't exist. (A well-known instance is the obtrusive ungrammaticality of this sentence, during which "can" is used concurrently as a prime verb and auxiliary verb: "I can tuna and get a brand new job.") during this booklet, besides the fact that, Neal Whitman indicates that type neutrality does exist in English. This not just demanding situations the present pondering, but additionally increases foundational questions about the character of ambiguity.
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Category Neutrality: A Type-Logical Investigation (Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics) by Neil Whitman