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Wed Nov 02 2005

Books: Syntax, Scandinavian: Julien

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Nominal Phrases from a Scandinavian Perspective: Julien

Message 1: Nominal Phrases from a Scandinavian Perspective: Julien
Date: 26-Oct-2005
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Nominal Phrases from a Scandinavian Perspective: Julien

Title: Nominal Phrases from a Scandinavian Perspective
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 87
Published: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Author: Marit Julien, University of Tromsø
Hardback: ISBN: 9027233519 Pages: xvi, 348 Price: Europe EURO 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027233519 Pages: xvi, 348 Price: U.S. $ 150.00

This monograph presents a new model of the internal syntax of nominal
phrases. The model is mainly based on Scandinavian, since with the wide
range of variation that Scandinavian displays in the nominal domain,
despite the close genetic relationship between the different varieties,
Scandinavian is particularly well-suited for explorations into nominal
syntax. Among the topics covered are the basic syntactic structure of
nominal phrases, definiteness, adjective phrases, possessors, relative
clauses, and nominal predicates. The model is however meant to be a tool
for analysing the nominal phrases of any language. While the base-generated
structure is taken to be universally uniform, the model allows for
variation in the feature makeup of individual elements, in the phonological
realisation of the features, and in the movements that may or may not
apply. Hence, as shown in the final chapter, patterns found in languages
outside of Scandinavian can also be accounted for within the model.

Table of contents

Preface ix-x
Abbreviations xi
Introduction xiii-xv
The syntactic structure of the DP 1 1-25
Definite DPs 26-76
Determiners and relative clauses 77-108
Demonstratives and strong quantifiers 109-137
Postnominal possessors 138-196
Prenominal possessors 197-250
Predicative nominal phrases 251-296
Some crosslinguisic perspectives 297-323
References 325-337
Language Index 338-340
Subject Index 341-348

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Danish (dan)
                            Icelandic (isl)
                            Norwegian, Nynorsk (nno)
                            Norwegian, BokmÃ¥l (nob)
                            Swedish (swe)

Written In: English (eng )

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