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Irish Noun Phrases

  • Nigel Duffield
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Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 32)

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to provide an adequate theoretical description of the syntax of Modern Irish noun-phrases.l We shall be chiefly concerned with the contrast between ‘simple’ noun-phrases, illustrated in (1a), and complex nominals involving possessor subjects, which we shall term CONSTRUCT STATE NOMINALS (CSNs), shown in (1 b):
  1. 1. a.

    an fear ciúin the man quiet ‘the quiet man’

     
  2. b.

    *(an) mac ciúin an fhir (the) son quiet the man-GEN ‘the man’s quiet son’

     

Keywords

Head Noun Prepositional Phrase Functional Head Functional Projection Phonological Property 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nigel Duffield
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsMcGill UniversityCanada

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