Noun phrases and nominalizations: the syntax of DPs

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Noun Phrases and Nominalizations: The Syntax of DPs is a theoretical study of nominal expressions which covers central aspects of their syntax that have not been approached with concurrent tools in recent years. The study examines the functional structure, offers a structural definition of syntactic nominalization, and carefully draws the border line between the lexical nominalizing mechanism and its syntactic counterpart. The empirical base of the study is broad and varied: it explores the rich nominal system of Modern Hebrew with constant comparisons to relevant structures of other Semitic and non-Semitic languages. The analyses put forward have recourse to a minimal syntactic apparatus, thus lending support to Chomsky's recent view of language design. This book targets researchers in theoretical linguistics and comparative syntax. Alongside theoretical and cross-linguistic findings, the book also offers an abundant source of insights into Hebrew nominal expressions. It can be used both as a foundational book on the syntax of nominal expressions or as a reference book for linguists and graduate students of Semitic and comparative syntax.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages220
ISBN (Electronic)9789401588638
ISBN (Print)9780792346081, 0792346084
StatePublished - 1997

Publication series

NameStudies in natural language and linguistic theory
Volumev. 40


  • Nominalisering
  • Nominalisierung
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Nominale constituenten
  • Nominalphrase

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Nominals
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Noun phrase
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax
  • Nominals (Grammar)
  • Noun-equivalents (Grammar)
  • Substantives (Grammar)
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Complex nominals
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Subject
  • Noun phrase
  • Subject (Grammar)
  • Language and languages -- Syntax
  • Syntax -- Grammar, Comparative and general Syntax


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