English Noun Phrases from a Functional-Cognitive Perspective

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Despite a significant increase in interest over the last two decades in the English Noun Phrase, there are still many open questions and unexplored issues. The papers collected in this volume contribute to this ongoing research by addressing a range of topics concerning the internal structure, use and development of English Noun Phrases. The eleven chapters represent three main themes: 1. Determination, modification and complementation; 2. Shell nouns and the X-is construction; 3. Binominal constructions. These topics are approached in different ways: some chapters are synchronic in nature, others diachronic; and while most subscribe to functional-cognitive modelling, some take a more formal approach. In addition, different methodologies are employed, varying from qualitative and quantitative corpus analyses to experimental methods. As a result, the contributions to this volume represent both the main topics currently discussed in research on the English Noun Phrase, and the diversity in the way these topics are investigated.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 221]  Expected March 2022.  vii, 427 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Major trends in research on the English NP
Evelien Keizer and Lotte Sommerer
Determination, modification & complementation
Refining and re-defining secondary determiners in relation to primary determiners
Kristin Davidse
The rivalry between definiteness and specificity: The grammaticalization of definiteness in DP emergence
Fuyo Osawa
Post-head compression in noun phrase referring expressions: Structural change in interactive communication
Rahel Oppliger
From noun to verb: Modeling variation in the English gerund system
Charlotte Maekelberghe
Shell nouns & the X-is construction
Shell nouns as epistemic stance devices in English: A study of four epistemic modal nouns and four evidential nouns
Marta Carretero
Constructional variation and change in N-is focaliser constructions
Marianne Hundt
Premodification in X-is constructions: Fact and point
Evelien Keizer
Binominal constructions
From an icy hell of a night to a hell of a fine story : The development of the English binominal noun phrase and beyond
Elnora ten Wolde
Time-measurement constructions in English: A corpus-based exploration
Melanie J. Bell and Carmen Portero-Muñoz
Day to day and night after night : Temporal NPN constructions in Present Day English
Lotte Sommerer
Coordinated phrases as dvandvas:: A competition-theoretic perspective
Kazuya Nishimaki
Index terms
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0