Ch 6 Noun phrases

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Chapter 6 - Noun phrases n Head is a noun n Types of constituents in an NP ¡ Determiners ¡ Complements ¡ Adjuncts (modifiers) ¡ Possessors
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Adjuncts n Adjuncts may be freely added to a number of NPs ¡ A student [with purple hair] ¡ A boy [with purple hair] ¡ A girl [with purple hair] ¡ A teenager [with purple hair] ¡ A punk [with purple hair]
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Complements n Complements only occur with certain specific head nouns and not with others ¡ A student [of Physics] ¡ *a boy [of Physics] ¡ *a teenager [of Physics] ¡ *a punk [of Physics]
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Complements and adjuncts n If both complement and adjunct are present, the complement is closer to the head. ¡ The book [of poems] [with a red cover]. head complement adjunct ¡ *The book with a red cover of poems.
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Complements and adjuncts n There can only be one complement, but adjuncts can come in any number. ¡ The book [of poems] [with a red cover] headcomplement adjunct [from Blackwell] [by Robert Burns] adjunct adjunct
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Complements and adjuncts n one” can be used to refer to the head noun when it is followed by an adjunct PP, but not when it is followed by a
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course AL 4012 taught by Professor Crossley during the Fall '10 term at Georgia State.

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