From NP to DP
2 Volumes (set)
ISBN 9789027227829 (Eur) | EUR 250.00
ISBN 9781588113191 (USA) | USD 375.00
Volume 1: This is the first of a two-volume selection of refereed and revised papers, originally presented at the international conference From NP to DP
at the University of Antwerp. The papers address issues in the syntax and semantics of the noun phrase, in particular the so-called DP-hypothesis which takes noun phrases to be headed by a functional head D(eterminer). The major concerns can be grouped around 3 subthemes: the internal syntax of noun phrases, the syntax and semantics of bare nouns and indefinites and the expression of measurement in noun phrases. The wealth of data coming from over 40 different languages combined with a thorough introduction to the current issues in the field of NPs/DPs and some alternative syntactic and semantic analyses, provide a comprehensive reference work from both a descriptive and a theoretical point of view. The second volume is concerned exclusively with the expression of possession in noun phrases.
Volume 2: This is the second of a two-volume selection of refereed and revised papers, originally presented at the special workshop of the international conference From NP to DP at the University of Antwerp. Reflecting the stage of current research with respect to the expression of possession in the noun phrase, it focusses on issues such as alienable and inalienable possession, internal and external syntax of possessors, interaction between determiners and possessors, interpretation of possessors and typology of possessors. The papers, preceded by an up-to-date overview and discussion of the most important studies in the field, provide an excellent basis for comparative analyses of possession in the noun phrase between a large number of languages.
Publishing status: Available
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“These volume will be of use to anyone working on and/or interested in current issue in the (generative) grammar of nominal expressions.”
Kleanthes K. Grohmann, University of Cyprus, in Language 82(1), 2006