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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

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

Giuliana Giusti

Oxford University Press

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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