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|Title:||Noun-adjective compounds in Gunwinyguan languages||Contributor(s):||Baker, Brett (author); Nordlinger, R (author)||Publication Date:||2008||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2320||Abstract:||In Gunwinyguan languages (Northern Australia), nouns may incorporate not only into verbs, but also adjectives. These N-Adj compound structures have interpretations identical to those of noun phrases modified by an adjective in English. A consideration of the evidence nevertheless argues that the morphological head of the N-Adj construction is the adjective. We show that this paradox can be resolved using inside-out function application to allow the compound to be headed by the adjective at c-structure, but by the noun at f-structure. We show further that the same analysis extends to cases of nominal 'classification' where the incorporated nominal is construed as a generic classifier together with an independent specific noun in apposition.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||LFG08 (Lexical Functional Grammar) Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, July 2008||Source of Publication:||Proceedings of the LFG08 (Lexical Functional Grammar) Conference, p. 109-128||Publisher:||CSLI (Center for the Study of Language and Information) Publications||Place of Publication:||Stanford CA||ISSN:||1098-6782||Field of Research (FOR):||200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an13902621
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