Title: Do we need the category of postdeterminer in the NP?
Authors: Van de Velde, Freek # ×
Issue Date: Nov-2009
Publisher: Published for the Society by B. Blackwell
Series Title: Transactions of the Philological Society vol:107 issue:3 pages:293-321
Abstract: The structural make-up of the English NP is a matter of longstanding debate. In this paper, a closer look is taken at a notably intricate part of it, viz. the determiner, and more specifically where it fuzzily borders on the adjective. It will be argued that any attempt to resolve the indeterminacy issues associated with this boundary needs to take the diachrony of NP syntax as a vantage point. More specifically, it will be claimed that what are often conveniently but somewhat misleadingly called postdeterminers are in fact elements undergoing a diachronic transition from adjective slotfiller to determiner slotfiller. The postdeterminer slot is hence not a stable position.
ISSN: 0079-1636
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Formal and Computational Linguistics (ComForT), Leuven
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