LINGUIST List 29.2784

Thu Jul 05 2018

Books: The Noun Phrase in English: Ho-Cheong Leung, Wurff (eds.)

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Date: 02-Jul-2018
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Noun Phrase in English: Ho-Cheong Leung, Wurff (eds.)
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Title: The Noun Phrase in English
Subtitle: Past and present
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 246
Published: 2018
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/la.246

Editor: Alex Ho-Cheong Leung
Editor: Wim van der Wurff
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264060 Pages: 229 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264060 Pages: 229 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264060 Pages: 229 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200723 Pages: 229 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200723 Pages: 229 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200723 Pages: 229 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

Building on a substantial earlier literature, the chapters in this volume further advance knowledge and understanding of properties of the noun phrase in English. The empirical material for the papers includes both historical and present-day data, with the two often shedding light on each other in a process of mutual illumination. The topics addressed are: the structure of nounless NPs like "the poor" and "the obvious"; the article/zero alternation in expressions like "go to (the) church"; developments in the early history of adjective stacking; the semantics of N + clause units in present-day English; the history of N + BE + clause constructions; and the decline of two anaphoric NPs in Early Modern English. The volume will appeal to scholars working in this area and will also help those interested in the general field of English grammar to keep abreast of recent methods and results in NP-related work.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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