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The English Noun Phrase
The Nature of Linguistic Categorization

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Part of Studies in English Language

  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521183956

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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 2007 study, which explores the interaction between the form of noun phrases, their meaning, and their use. It shows how, despite the need in linguistic analysis for strict categories, many linguistic constructions in fact defy straightforward classification - and concludes that in order to fully explain the internal structure of utterances, we must first consider the communicative, pragmatic and cognitive factors that come into play. Drawing on a range of authentic examples, this book sheds light not only on the noun phrase itself but also the nature of linguistic classification.

    • Provides an in-depth analysis of a wide range of different types of noun phrase, taking every example from authentic corpus data
    • Is not based on any particular linguistic model
    • Addresses the most crucial questions in linguistics, relating to linguistic argumentation, linguistic evidence and linguistic categorization
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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521183956
    • length: 394 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. The Structural Approach: Possibilities and Limitations:
    2. Headedness within the NP
    3. Close appositions
    4. Appositions with of
    5. Binominals
    6. Pseudo-partitives
    7. Sort/kind/type-constructions
    8. Conclusion
    Part II. The Cognitive-Pragmatic Approach: Some Applications:
    9. The flexibility of language
    10. Complements and modifiers
    11. Discontinuous NPs
    12. Possessive constructions: 'the author's opinions vs. the opinion of the author'
    13. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Evelien Keizer, Universiteit van Amsterdam

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