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Genericity is a specialized topic in linguistics that deals with generic sentences. These sentences are usually developed when used to talk about habits, tendencies, or dispositions that are dealt by people on everyday basis.

In this [course_title], you will know how genericity is a dynamic structure in linguistics that can be interesting to be learned on. Knowing how genericity works is possible through introducing the structure of it which this course can provide you.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer need to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: MIT

Course Curriculum

Preliminaries 00:05:00
Carlson 1977: Bare Plurals as Names for Kinds
Reference to kinds in English Part 1 00:10:00
Reference to kinds in English Part 2 00:10:00
Challenges problems for Carlson 1977 Part 1 00:10:00
Challenges problems for Carlson 1977 Part 2 00:10:00
The quantificational analysis
Bare plurals as indefinites Part 1 00:15:00
Bare plurals as indefinites Part 2 00:10:00
Background on modality
Introduction to modality 00:10:00
Habituals and dispositionals
Dispositional sentences 00:20:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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