The English noun phrase : the nature of linguistic categorization /
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...
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|Series:||Studies in English language.
- 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.