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AuthorSiloni, Tal. author
TitleNoun Phrases and Nominalizations [electronic resource] : The Syntax of DPs / by Tal Siloni
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1997
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Descript X, 222 p. online resource


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


1: Theoretical issues -- 1.0. Preliminaries -- 1.1. Nominalizations and DPs -- 1.2. Some basic theoretical assumptions -- 2: Noun raising and genitival relations -- 2.0. Background -- 2.1. Construct states versus free states -- 2.2. Free states -- 2.3. Construct states -- 2.4. Clitic and clitic doubling constructions -- 2.5. Summary -- 3: Event nominals -- 3.0. Introduction -- 3.1. Event versus result nominals -- 3.2. Adverbial PPs โ{128}{148} not adverbs -- 3.3. Two types of accusative Case -- 3.4. Inherent accusative -- 3.5. Subjectless event nominals -- 3.6. Concluding remarks -- Appendix: Concrete nouns -- 4: Semi-relatives and reduced relatives -- 4.0. Introduction -- 4.1. Hebrew semi-relatives -- 4.2. On the parallelism between CP and DP -- 4.3. French reduced relatives -- 4.4. Unified analysis -- 4.5. Concluding remarks -- 5: Verbal and nominal gerunds -- 5.0. Introduction -- 5.1. Verbal gerunds: properties -- 5.2. Sentential approaches to verbal gerunds -- 5.3. Nominalization -- 5.4. DP-zation -- 5.5. Nominal gerunds -- 5.6. Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- References -- Index of names -- Index of subjects

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