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The noun phrase

Author: Jan Rijkhoff
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford studies in typology and linguistic theory; Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book presents a semantic model to describe the underlying structure of noun phrases in any natural human language. It examines the semantic and morpho-syntactic properties of the constituents of the noun phrase in a representative sample of the world's 6,000 or so languages and shows that noun phrase word order patterns of any language can be derived from three universal ordering principles." "The book assumes  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Rijkhoff
ISBN: 0198237820 9780198237822
OCLC Number: 59403911
Notes: Series statement on jacket.
Description: xii, 413 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Preliminaries --
2. Nominal Subcategories: Seinsarten --
3. Nouns: Real and Apparent Nominal Subclasses --
4. Qualifying Modifiers in the Noun Phrase --
5. Quantifying Modifiers in the Noun Phrase --
6. Localizing Modifiers in the Noun Phrase --
7. The Underlying Structure of Noun Phrases --
8. Ordering Principles, Domain Integrity, and Discontinuity --
9. Greenbergian Word Order Correlations and the Principle of Head Proximity --
10. The Principle of Scope --
11. Epilogue.
Series Title: Oxford studies in typology and linguistic theory; Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: J. Rijkhoff.
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Investigating noun phrases - linguistic constructions with the noun as central element - in a representative sample of around 6000 languages, this book proposes a semantic model to describe their  Read more...

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