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The Status and Development of N+N Sequences in Contemporary English Noun Phrases

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Iria Pastor Gomez

This volume aims to carry out a comprehensive analysis of those nouns within the structure of the noun phrase which are referred to as N+N sequences (e.g. drug addiction, computer cluster). They are studied from three perspectives, namely their status as syntactic constructs, their evolution as becoming morphological items through a process of lexicalisation – whereby they gradually acquire properties of a semantic, morphological, orthographic and phonological nature –, and their use in which several variables such as speech community, mode and textual category are in operation. Additionally, this volume touches upon the problems in establishing clear-cut boundaries between morphology and syntax in order to define their status and evolution. A comprehensive corpus analysis rounds off the study.

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215 Index Instantiation 21 Institutionalisation 15, 45, 54, 88, 96, 97, 100, 109, 135, 146, 177, 178, 180 Internal dependents 25, 26 Intersective gradience (IG) 76 Juxtaposition 57, 175, 176 Lexical categories 19 Lexical density 162 Lexical Integrity Principle 83 Lexicalisation 14, 15, 45, 51, 52, 63, 81, 88, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 109, 110, 111, 112, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 157, 158, 170, 173, 177, 178, 180, 182, 183, 184 Lexicalist Hypothesis 79 Lexicon-syntax divide 81 Limiter 27, 29 Linear order 22 Listedness 87, 88 Mobility 26, 29, 37, 82 Morphological isolation 82, 88 Multiple premodification 33 Multiple-class membership 78 No Synonymy of Form (Principle) 38, 55 Nominal groups 20, 117, 162, 164 Nominals 21, 23, 24, 27, 47, 48, 135 Non-restrictive modifiers 48, 174 Ordering constraints 31 Potential Interference (PI) 59 Pre-head dependents 25, 47 Quantification 21 Recoverably Deletable Predicates (RDP) 60, 93 Recursiveness 67, 175, 176 Referential Distance (RD) 59 Referentiality 54, 103, 104, 105, 175, 178 Restrictive modifiers 27, 48, 174 Rheme 42, 161 Anaphoric islands 79 Ascriptive attribution 81 Associative attribution 81 Attribute 19, 51, 52 Boundaries 15, 29, 37, 45, 75, 82, 85, 108, 109, 174, 183 Categorial ambiguity 74 Categorical marker 76 Code-Quantity Principle 59 Cognitive Grammar 20, 22, 24, 42 Cohesion 82, 118, 148 Colloquialisation 169 Communicative dynamism 41, 42 Componentiality 22, 42 Composite nominal 51, 83 Compound noun 51, 83, 85, 91, 115, 134, 135 Context information 17, 37 Conversion 74, 77, 78, 96, 109, 177 Demotivation 100...

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