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Books: Generative Ling/Semantics: Coene, D'hulst (eds)

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Message 1: From NP to DP, Vol 1: Coene, D'hulst (eds)

Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 13:20:08 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: From NP to DP, Vol 1: Coene, D'hulst (eds)

Title: From NP to DP
Subtitle: Volume 1: The syntax and semantics of noun phrases
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 55
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Martine Coene, University of Antwerp 
Editor: Yves D'hulst, University of Leiden 

Hardback: ISBN: 9027227764, Pages: vi, 362 pp., Price: EUR 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588113019, Pages: vi, 362 pp., Price: USD 115.00

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

Table of contents

Introduction: The syntax and semantics of noun phrases: Theoretical
 Martine Coene and Yves D'hulst 1-33 
Introduction: Case studies 
 Martine Coene and Yves D'hulst 35-46 
1. Determiner Phrases in Old and Modern French 
 Paul Boucher 47-69 
2. On pro-nouns and other "pronouns" 
 Rose-Marie D�chaine and Martina Wiltschko 71-89 
3. Modification in the Balkan nominal expression: An account of the
 (A)NA : AN(A) order contrast 
 Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova 91-118
4. Subnominal empty categories as subordinate topics 
 Petra Sleeman 119-137 
5. 'Transparent' free relatives as a special instance of 'standard'
 free relatives
 Alexander Grosu 139-178 
6. Resolving number ambiguities in Sakha: Evidence for the Determiner
 Phrase as a processing domain
 Edith Kaan and Nadezhda Vinokurova 179-193 
7. Weak indefinites 
 Greg Carlson 195-210 
8. Predicate-argument mismatches and the Adjectival Theory of
 Fred Landman 211-237 
9. Determinerless nouns: A parametric mapping theory 
 Giuseppe Longobardi 239-254 
10. A Russellian interpretation of measure nouns 
 Almerindo E. Ojeda 255-276 
11. Generalizing over quantitative and qualitative constructions
 Jenny Doetjes and Johan Rooryck 277-295 
12. On three types of movement within the Dutch nominal domain 
 Norbert Corver 297-328 
13. Semi-lexical nouns, classifiers, and the interpretation(s) of the
 pseudopartitive construction
 Melita Stavrou 329-353 
Index of languages 355 
Index of subjects 356-359

Lingfield(s): Generative Linguistics (Syntax)
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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