This volume aims to carry out a comprehensive analysis of those nouns
within the structure of the noun phrase which are referred to as N+N
sequences (e.g. drug addiction, computer cluster). They are studied from
three perspectives, namely their status as syntactic constructs, their
evolution as becoming morphological items through a process of
lexicalisation - whereby they gradually acquire properties of a semantic,
morphological, orthographic and phonological nature -, and their use in
which several variables such as speech community, mode and textual category
are in operation. Additionally, this volume touches upon the problems in
establishing clear-cut boundaries between morphology and syntax in order to
define their status and evolution. A comprehensive corpus analysis rounds
off the study.
Contents: English Noun Phrase Structure - Noun + Noun Sequences - English
Linguistics - Corpus Linguistics - Morphology - Syntax - Syntax-Morphology
Interface - Sociolinguistics - Lexicalisation - Gradience.
Iria Pastor-Gómez studied English Language and Literature at the University
of Santiago de Compostela and obtained her MA in 2000. She also holds an MA
Degree in Journalism and Communication Studies (2002). In December 2009 she
received her PhD in English Linguistics and works now as a Lecturer of
English at the Galician School of Higher Studies in Hotel Management,
attached to the University of Santiago de Compostela.