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Books: Typology/Semantics: Jan Rijkhoff

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  1. bartonm, The Noun Phrase, Jan Rijkhoff

Message 1: The Noun Phrase, Jan Rijkhoff

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 11:51:58 +0000
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Subject: The Noun Phrase, Jan Rijkhoff

Series Title: Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press		 
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Author: Jan Rijkhoff, University of Aarhus, Denmark 
Hardback: ISBN: 0198237820, Pages: 432 pp, Price: $ 90.00
Jan Rijkhoff investigates noun phrases--linguistic constructions with
the noun as central element--in a representative sample of the world's
6000 languages and proposes a semantic model to describe their
underlying structure. Assuming no knowledge of any formal or
functional theory of grammar, he shows that the noun phrase word order
patterns of any language can be derived from three universal ordering
principles and furthermore that these principles are elaborations of a
general ordering strategy, by which elements that belong together
semantically tend to occur together syntactically.

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