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The English noun phrase : the nature of linguistic categorization

Author: Evelien Keizer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Studies in English language.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Drawing on a range of authentic examples, this book sheds new light on not only the noun phrase itself but also the nature of linguistic classification."--Jacket.

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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)82671854
Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Evelien Keizer
ISBN: 9780521849616 0521849616 0511627696 9780511627699
OCLC Number: 82671854
Description: xiii, 379 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
pt. I. structural approach : possibilities and limitations --
2. Headedness within the NP --
3. Close appositions --
4. Appositions with of --
5. Binominals --
6. Pseudo-partitive constructions --
7. Sort/king/type-constructions --
8. Conclusion --
pt. II. cognitive-pragmatic approach : some applications --
9. flexibility of language --
10. Complements and modifiers --
11. Discontinuous NPs --
12. Possessive constructions : the author's opinion versus the opinion of the author --
13. Conclusions.
Series Title: Studies in English language.
Responsibility: Evelien Keizer.
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This study explores different types of noun phrase in English, discussing the interaction between their form, meaning and use. Drawing on authentic examples, it addresses the question of how  Read more...


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