Syntax The Role of Dimensions in the Syntax of Noun Phrases

@inproceedings{Schwarzschild2005SyntaxTR,
  title={Syntax The Role of Dimensions in the Syntax of Noun Phrases},
  author={Roger Schwarzschild},
  year={2005}
}
In the formation of extended noun phrases, expressions are used that describe some dimension. Weight is described by each of the prenominal expressions in heavy rock, too much ballast, 2 lb rock, 2 lbs of rocks. The central claim of this paper is that the position of these types of expressions within the noun phrase limits the kinds of dimensions they may describe. The limitations have to do with whether or not the dimension tracks relevant part-whole relations. An analogy is made between these… CONTINUE READING

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