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Title: A categorial treatment of adverbial nouns
Author: Neal Whitman
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Institution: 3F Limited
Linguistic Field: Syntax
Subject Language: English
Abstract: A select set of English nouns can head adverbial NPs - NPs that can act as adverbs without being preceded by a preposition. These 'adverbial nouns' also can be modified by prepositionless adverbial non-wh relative clauses. An analysis is presented in a categorial grammar framework, employing a conjunctive type structure to describe the behavior of adverbial nouns. It is suggested that adverbial nouns select non-wh adverbial relative clauses as complements; lexical rules are written to allow such selection. Finally, some remaining issues are surveyed concerning adverbial nouns in particular and conjunctive categories in general.


This article appears IN Journal of Linguistics Vol. 38, Issue 3.

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