Noun Phrases and Nominalizations

The Syntax of DPs

  • Tal┬áSiloni

Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Tal Siloni
    Pages 1-17
  3. Tal Siloni
    Pages 19-64
  4. Tal Siloni
    Pages 65-107
  5. Tal Siloni
    Pages 109-158
  6. Tal Siloni
    Pages 159-200
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-222

About this book


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.


Index Syntax comparative language noun phrase subject syntactic

Authors and affiliations

  • Tal┬áSiloni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsTel Aviv UniversityIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4866-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8863-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4670
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