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Published: 08 January 2004

434 Pages


ISBN: 9780199269648

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The Noun Phrase

Jan Rijkhoff

Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory

  • Offers a new, semantic model of the noun phrase
  • Based on data from a representative sample of the world's languages
  • Introduces the notion of Seinsart ('mode of being') and the new grammatical category of nominal aspect
  • Demonstrates that word order patterns in the noun phrase are mainly due to the interaction of only a few universal word order principles
  • The paperback version includes a new guide to further reading

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