The Noun Phrase in English

Past and present

Editors
| Northumbria University
| Newcastle University
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Building on a substantial earlier literature, the chapters in this volume further advance knowledge and understanding of properties of the noun phrase in English. The empirical material for the papers includes both historical and present-day data, with the two often shedding light on each other in a process of mutual illumination. The topics addressed are: the structure of nounless NPs like the poor and the obvious; the article/zero alternation in expressions like go to (the) church; developments in the early history of adjective stacking; the semantics of N + clause units in present-day English; the history of N + BE + clause constructions; and the decline of two anaphoric NPs in Early Modern English. The volume will appeal to scholars working in this area and will also help those interested in the general field of English grammar to keep abreast of recent methods and results in NP-related work.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 246]  2018.  v, 229 pp.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to the noun phrase in English: New clues to the past and the present
Alex Ho-Cheong Leung and Wim van der Wurff
1–10
Chapter 2. Complex NPs with third-order entity clauses: Towards a grammatical description and semantic typology
Kristin Davidse
11–46
Chapter 3. Adjective stacking in Early Modern English: Some stylistic considerations
Victorina González-Díaz
47–76
Chapter 4. The rich, the poor, the obvious: Arguing for an ellipsis analysis of “adjectives used as nouns”
Christine Günther
77–112
Chapter 5. Variable article usage with institutional nouns: An “oddment” of English?
Marianne Hundt
113–142
Chapter 6. Anaphoric reference in Early Modern English: The case of said and same
Alex Ho-Cheong Leung and Wim van der Wurff
143–186
Chapter 7. That-complementiser omission in N + be + that-clauses: Register variation or constructional change?
Annette Mantlik and Hans-Jörg Schmid
187–222
Index of terms
223–226
Index of names
227–229
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018003569