The English Noun Phrase: The Nature of Linguistic Categorization

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English has an interesting variety of noun phrases, which differ greatly in structure. Examples are 'binominal' (two-noun) phrases ('a beast of a party'); possessive constructions ('the author's opinion'); and discontinuous noun phrases ('the review [came out yesterday] of his book'). How are these different noun phrases structured? How do we produce and understand them? These questions are central to this study, which explores the interaction between the form of noun phrases, their meaning, and their use. It shows how, ...

The English Noun Phrase: The Nature of Linguistic Categorization 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521849616

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The English Noun Phrase: The Nature of Linguistic Categorization 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521183956

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