From NP to DP

Volume 1: The syntax and semantics of noun phrases

Martine Coene | University of Antwerp
Yves D’hulst | University of Leiden
ISBN 9789027227768 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781588113016 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027296566 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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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 phrases.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 55] 2003.  vi, 359 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Everybody will likely agree that this is a wonderful book. In one hand it presents a collection of fascinating problems related with the syntax and semantics of DP/NP, as well as very innovative solutions by outstanding scholars. In the other hand - and this is a rare property of this kind of collections - the editors make a very serious effort to present an overview with the state of the art in NP/DP research; and they achieve their goal soundly.”
“I was very excited at the prospect of receiving and reading this two-volume study of NP's and DP's, and I was not disappointed. The chapters are excellent. The editors have done a great job. I heartily recommend these two volumes to anyone who is interested in the nominal domain.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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