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Journal Title: Nordic Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   31/2
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Introduction: The syntax of nominals and noun phrases
by Kersti Börjars, Lars-Olof Delsing
pp 129-134

Kayne's model of Case and Finnish nominal phrases
by Pauli Brattico
pp 135-160

The pronominal psychological demonstrative in Scandinavian: Its syntax, semantics and pragmatics
by Janne Bondi Johannessen
pp 161-192

On the definiteness and specificity of Scandinavian pronoun demonstratives
by Tania E. Strahan
pp 193-226

On interrogative noun phrases across North Germanic
by Øystein Alexander Vangsnes
pp 227-251

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
 
LL Issue: 19.3489