LINGUIST List 32.1147

Wed Mar 31 2021

Books: The Hungarian Nominal Functional Sequence: Dékány

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Date: 31-Mar-2021
From: Laura de Kreij <>
Subject: The Hungarian Nominal Functional Sequence: Dékány
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Title: The Hungarian Nominal Functional Sequence
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Published: 2021
Publisher: Springer

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Author: Éva Dékány
Electronic: ISBN: 9783030634414 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 71.68
Hardback: ISBN: 9783030634391 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 88.39

The Hungarian Nominal Functional Sequence combines the methods of syntactic cartography with evidence from compositional semantics in a comprehensive exploration of the structure of Noun Phrases. Proceeding from the lexical core to the top of DP, it uses Hungarian as a window on the underlying universal functional hierarchy of Noun Phrases, but it also regularly complements and supports the analysis with cross-linguistic evidence. The book works out a minimal map of the extended NP in the sense that the proposed hierarchy only has projections which host overt material and it does not draw on semantically empty word order projections. Topics which receive special attention include the syntax of classifiers, demonstratives, proper names, possessive NPs and plural pronouns.

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Hungarian (hun)

Written In: English (eng)

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