LINGUIST List 31.2661

Wed Aug 26 2020

Books: The ‘Noun Phrase’ across Languages: Ono, Thompson (eds.)

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Date: 26-Aug-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The ‘Noun Phrase’ across Languages: Ono, Thompson (eds.)
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Title: The ‘Noun Phrase’ across Languages
Subtitle: An emergent unit in interaction
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 128
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tsl.128

Editor: Tsuyoshi Ono
Editor: Sandra A. Thompson
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261519 Pages: 366 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261519 Pages: 366 Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261519 Pages: 366 Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204998 Pages: 366 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204998 Pages: 366 Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204998 Pages: 366 Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

The ‘NP’ is one of the least controversial grammatical units that linguists work with. The NP is often assumed to be universal, and appears to be robust cross-linguistically (compared to ‘VP’ or even ‘clause’) in that it can be manipulated in argument positions in constructed examples. Furthermore, for any given language, its internal structure (order and type of modifiers) tends to be relatively fixed. Surprisingly, however, the empirical basis for ‘NP’ has never been established. The chapters in this volume examine the NP in everyday interactions from diverse languages, including little-studied languages as well as better-researched ones, in a variety of interactional settings. Together, these chapters show that cross-linguistically, the category NP is not as robust as has been assumed: in the context of temporally unfolding human interaction, its structural status is constantly negotiated in terms of participants’ evolving social agendas.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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