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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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Keizer, Evelien (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series:Studies in English language.
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Online Access:CONNECT
Table of 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.