By Matti Rissanen, Merja Kytö, Kirsi Heikkonen

ISBN-10: 3110156318

ISBN-13: 9783110156317

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According to Suojanen (1977: 42), the fact that someone does something often, usually, or always gives rise to different degrees of genericness. What is important is that genericness does not necessarily mean that whole species or subspecies are always involved; the class or type can be relatively limited instead. Restrictive modification creates subsets here too (Chesterman 1991: 80). As Givon (1984: 265) points out, specific individuals may indulge in generic activities in generic times and places (example (14)), and generic groups may together indulge in the same activity at the same specific time and place (example (15)).

EModE3 Fox, The Journal of George Fox 80)9 36 (30) Helena Raumolin-Brunberg and Leena Kahlas-Tarkka ... give Notice in Writeing to the Master and Wardens of the Company of Frame-Worke-Knitters within the City of London or to theire lawfull Debuty or Debuties for the tyme being some or one of them to whom and what Place the same were soe sold disposed or removed... (EModE3 The Statutes of the Realm VII 98) The classification of the 'someone' paradigm as assertive is well-founded, since its members mostly occur in affirmative declarative sentences.

EModE2 Smith, Sermons B1V) As in the assertive paradigm, most instances represent the functions of subject and object, here however in clauses that are not affirmative declarative main clauses. It is worth mentioning though that the first occurrences of ANY ONE (EModEl and EModE2) are syntactic agents in passive sentences (example (40)). Although all the variants make use of the different ways of expressing the set, some preferences can be discerned. The simple form favours syntactic means, in particular the OF-phrase; contextual expression also appears, but from ME3 to EModEl ANY never refers to people in general.

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