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The Syntax of Noun Phrases : Configuration, Parameters and Empty Categories - Alessandra Giorgi

The Syntax of Noun Phrases

Configuration, Parameters and Empty Categories

Hardcover Published: 26th April 1991
ISBN: 9780521370042
Number Of Pages: 300

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Alessandra Giorgi and Giuseppe Longobardi's important study of the argument structure of lexical projections, in particular of noun phrases, makes substantial advances in this relatively neglected area. Working within a Government and Binding framework, the authors present strong new arguments in favor of the existence of empty categories, and evidence for the correct understanding of word order parameters and of Chomsky's Projection Principle. In particular, they elaborate and discuss a number of tests intended to define under which lexical and syntactic conditions an empty prenominal subject may or must occur in a noun phrase. The levels of structural attachment of the arguments of a head noun are carefully established by supporting assumptions made in this domain with independent evidence. As well as its theoretical advances, this book provides a descriptive analysis of nominal structure in Romance languages, compares it with corresponding structure in Germanic languages, and offers an introduction to Italian phrase structure.

The study of Noun Phrases
Theoretical background
On NPs - marking and c-command
Extraction form NP and the proper notion of Head government
NP parametrization: the Head-Subject hypothesis
Null pronominals within NPs and the syntax of DPs References
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ISBN: 9780521370042
ISBN-10: 0521370043
Series: WHO Food Additives
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 26th April 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.57

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