The Noun Phrase in Romance and Germanic

Structure, variation, and change

| University of Amsterdam
| University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027255549 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027287298 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
One of the recurrent questions in historical linguistics is to what extent languages can borrow grammar from other languages. It seems for instance hardly likely that each 'average European' language developed a definite article all by itself, without any influence from neighbouring languages. It is, on the other hand, by no means clear what exactly was borrowed, since the way in which definiteness is expressed differs greatly among the various Germanic and Romance languages and dialects. One of the main aims of this volume is to shed some light on the question of what is similar and what is different in the structure of the noun phrase of the various Romance and Germanic languages and dialects, and what causes this similarity or difference.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 171]  2011.  vii, 283 pp.
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Table of Contents
The noun phrase in Germanic and Romance: Common developments and differences
Harry Perridon and Petra Sleeman
Part I. Variation
Scaling the variation in Romance and Germanic nominalizations
Artemis Alexiadou, Gianina Iordachioaia and Florian Schäfer
What all happens when a universal quantifier combines with an interrogative DP
Robert Cirillo
Micro-diversity in Dutch interrogative DPs: A case study on the (dis)continuous wat voor ’n N-construction
Norbert Corver and Marjo van Koppen
Noun phrase structure and movement: A cross-linguistic comparison of such/sådan/solch and so//so
Johanna L. Wood and Sten Vikner
A unified structure for Scandinavian DPs
Susanne Lohrmann
A semantic approach to noun phrase structure and the definite – indefinite distinction in Germanic and Romance
Ulla Stroh-Wollin
Definite determiners in two English-based creoles: Specificity or definiteness?
Ekaterina Bobyleva
Part II. Change
Form-function mismatches in (formally) definite English noun phrases: Towards a diachronic account
Christopher Lucas
The emergence of the definite article in English: A contact-induced change?
Paola Crisma
On the syntax of Romanian definite phrases: Changes in the patterns of definiteness checking
Alexandra Cornilescu and Alexandru Nicolae
Coexisting structures and competing functions in genitive word order
Elisabetta Magni
Anaphoric adjectives becoming determiners: A corpus-based account
Freek Van de Velde
From N to D: Charting the time course of the internal rise of French n-words
Viviane Déprez
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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