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What kind/sort/type of word are these? Number concord across the species noun phrase in International Academic English: This is a ‘postscript’ invitation to readers to supply information to the Leiden University ‘Bridging the Unbridgeable Project’

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Usage guidance on what Biber et al. (1999) call ‘species nouns’ in English (kind/sort/type + of) has a long history, and has tended to concentrate on number concord between a determiner (e.g. this or these) and kind/sort/type in the singular or plural. Thus we have, from four different centuries.

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J. Butterfield (ed.) 2015. Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage, 4th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

B. A. Garner 2016. Garner's Modern English Usage, 4th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

E. Keizer 2007. The English Noun Phrase: the Nature of Linguistic Categorization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

P. Peters 2004. The Cambridge Guide to English Usage. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

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English Today
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