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Query:   Re:
Author:  Dan Stowell
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Syntax

Summary:   DEAR LINGUISTLIST,

THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED TO MY QUESTION (LINGUIST 13.2209).
MANY PEOPLE HAVE POINTED OUT OTHER OCCURRENCES: TEAM USA, TATE BRITAIN
AND TATE MODERN, BANKAMERICA, A HAND-WRITTEN SIGN IN A BRUSSELS
CLOTHING SHOP ADVERTISING 'SHOE FOOT' (FOOTBALL SHOES?). I ALSO
REPRODUCE AN EMAIL FROM ANDREW WILCOX BELOW, IN CASE IT'S OF INTEREST.

BEST,
DAN STOWELL
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, UK

/LL/A PRECURSOR / EARLY EXAMPLE OF CORPORATE NOUN PHRASE REVERSAL IN
ENGLISH- CAR NAMES? IF THE MARQUE IS THE HEAD OF THE NOUN PHRASE, THE
MODEL IS?THE POST-PLACED?MODFIER. TYPICALLY, BOTH CAN STAND AS?NP
HEADS (A JAGUAR, MY ESCORT) BUT I HAVE AN INTUITION THAT PEOPLE MORE
FREQUENTLY REFER TO CARS BY MARQUE THAN BY MODEL - A VERY QUICK CORPUS
CHECK AT LEAST DOES NOT CONTRADICT THE INTUITION. COUNTING 120
CONCORDANCE LINES FOR

LL Issue: 13.2621
Date Posted: 14-Oct-2002
Original Query: Read original query