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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
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Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001

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The structure of the nominal group

The structure of the nominal group

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(p.541) Chapter 30 The structure of the nominal group
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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages
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Giuliana Giusti

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0030

The main goal of this chapter is to provide a comparative overview of the structure of the nominal group, including the distribution, combinatorial possibilities, and ordering of components such as articles, demonstratives, quantifiers, possessives, dependent genitives, adjectives; argument structure; agreement; and the marking of definiteness and specificity. Specific topics dealt with include: functional features on nouns; object referring nouns; event/result nouns; relational nouns; proper names; functional features on adjectives; relational adjectives; descriptive adjectives; determiner-like adjectives; direct vs indirect modfication; determiners; inflectional properties of determiners; demonstratives; articles; quantifiers; possessives; possessive adjectives; left periphery of the nominal group.

Keywords:   nominal group, articles, demonstratives, quantifiers, possessives, dependent genitives, adjectives, argument structure, agreement

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