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Title: An open-sesame approach to English noun phrases: defining the NP (with an introduction to the special issue)
Author: Ana Elina Martínez-Insua
Institution: Universidade de Vigo
Author: Javier Pérez-Guerra
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Homepage: http://www.uvigo.es/webs/h04/jperez
Institution: Universidade de Vigo
Linguistic Field: Cognitive Science; Semantics; Syntax
Subject Language: English
Abstract: The category of the noun phrase in English has received much attention in the literature. This article discusses the main defining features of the category from different theoretical angles. Issues such as its structural status, the determination and characterisation of its (morphosyntactic, semantic, cognitive) head, the structural slots which are available in the phrase, and the different possibilities as far as word order is concerned will be approached from structural, syntactic, functional and cognitive perspectives. In the second half of the article, after a review of recent literature on the English noun phrase, we offer a summary of the research included in this issue.

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This article appears in English Language and Linguistics Vol. 15, Issue 2, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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