ERIC Number: ED400697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
On Generating the Greek Noun Phrase.
Black, Cheryl A.; Marlett, Stephen A.
The basic noun phrase of Koine Greek is examined, and an analysis consistent with current views on phrase structure within X-bar theory is proposed. The fact that the syntactic distribution of quantifiers, demonstratives, and descriptive adjectives is different leads to the proposal that these are distinct word classes in Greek, as in many other languages. The distribution of articles is given serious attention and is found to support the relatively recent proposal (the Determiner Phrase hypothesis) that the traditional noun phrase is best analyzed as a determiner phrase (DP), which may then take a noun phrase (NP) as its complement. Contains 18 references. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Note: In: Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, Volume 40; see FL 024 174.