Date of Award

Spring 5-8-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Sandeep Prasada

Second Advisor

Dr. John J Kim

Academic Program Adviser

Sandeep Prasada


Generic statements are expressions that talk about kinds or categories and there are several forms. Through the use of surveys, this study examined the way native English speakers talk and think about novel animal kinds and artifacts using two forms: the definite singular form and the bare plural form.

Thesis Appendices 3.docx (30 kB)
This contains the informed consent, instructions, as well as samples of the survey used in the experiment.



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