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Denotation of common nouns

The typical assumption is that common nouns denote a set of individuals, namely all those which satisfy the predicate in the given situation. E.g. the denotation of "king" in the real world ...
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What is the nature of punctuation marks, are they paralinguistc features; where are they studied?

From a very applied linguistic point of view that does not care what things "ARE", but just computes statistics about them, punctuation is studied in stylometry with applications to ...

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