From NP to DP: Syntax and Semantics of Noun Phrases Volume 1

From NP to DP: Syntax and Semantics of Noun Phrases Volume 1

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This is the first of a two-volume selection of refereed and revised papers, originally presented at the international conference From NP to DP at the University of Antwerp. The papers address issues in the syntax and semantics of the noun phrase, in particular the so-called DP-hypothesis which takes noun phrases to be headed by a functional head D(eterminer). The major concerns can be grouped around 3 subthemes: the internal syntax of noun phrases, the syntax and semantics of bare nouns and indefinites and the expression of measurement in noun phrases. The wealth of data coming from over 40 different languages combined with a thorough introduction to the current issues in the field of NPs/DPs and some alternative syntactic and semantic analyses, provide a comprehensive reference work from both a descriptive and a theoretical point of view. The second volume is concerned exclusively with the expression of possession in noun more

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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 25.4mm | 630g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588113019
  • 9781588113016

Table of contents

1. Introduction: The syntax and semantics of noun phrases: Theoretical background (by Coene, Martine); 2. Introduction: Case studies (by Coene, Martine); 3. 1. Determiner Phrases in Old and Modern French (by Boucher, Paul); 4. 2. On pro-nouns and other "pronouns" (by Dechaine, Rose-Marie); 5. 3. Modification in the Balkan nominal expression: An account of the (A)NA : AN(A) order contrast (by Dimitrova-Vulchanova, Mila); 6. 4. Subnominal empty categories as subordinate topics (by Sleeman, Petra); 7. 5. 'Transparent' free relatives as a special instance of 'standard' free relatives (by Grosu, Alexander); 8. 6. Resolving number ambiguities in Sakha: Evidence for the Determiner Phrase as a processing domain (by Kaan, Edith); 9. 7. Weak indefinites (by Carlson, Greg N.); 10. 8. Predicate-argument mismatches and the Adjectival Theory of indefinites (by Landman, Fred); 11. 9. Determinerless nouns: A parametric mapping theory (by Longobardi, Giuseppe); 12. 10. A Russellian interpretation of measure nouns (by Ojeda, Almerindo E.); 13. 11. Generalizing over quantitative and qualitative constructions (by Doetjes, Jenny); 14. 12. On three types of movement within the Dutch nominal domain (by Corver, Norbert); 15. 13. Semi-lexical nouns, classifiers, and the interpretation(s) of the pseudopartitive construction (by Stavrou, Melita); 16. Index of languages; 17. Index of subjectsshow more