general nouns

gunter.lorenz (
Tue, 1 Aug 1995 13:43:56 -0600 (CST)

Dear subscribers,

Could anybody please provide pointers on the following:
I am working on the class of _general_nouns_ at the moment; superordinates
such as people, issue, problem, thing etc. that can function as "labels"
for pieces of discourse - either anaphorically or cataphorically.

Does anybody know of a thesaurus-like list of these kind of labels or of
otherwise reasonable categorisations?

I'll be grateful for suggestions.

Best wishes

Gunter Lorenz, M.A. Tel: 0(+49)-821-598-751
Didaktik des Englischen Fax: 0(+49)-821-598-5501
Universitaet Augsburg
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