Noun incorporation in Greenlandic: A case of syntactic word formation

@article{Sadock1980NounII,
  title={Noun incorporation in Greenlandic: A case of syntactic word formation},
  author={J. Sadock},
  journal={Language},
  year={1980},
  volume={56},
  pages={300 - 319}
}
  • J. Sadock
  • Published 1980
  • Computer Science
  • Language
In Greenlandic Eskimo, a polysynthetic language, the word-building apparatus performs much of the work that is accomplished by the syntax of more familiar languages. In particular, numerous processes in this language create verbs from nouns. Evidence of a quite unusual sort shows that these n6un-incorporation processes must follow certain ordinary syntactic rules, such as case assignment and modifier-noun agreement. The language thus falsifies pronouncements concerning the independence of… Expand

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