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ERIC Number: EJ117712
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Publication Date: 1975
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Onondaga Noun Incorporation: Some Notes on the Interdependence of Syntax and Semantics
Woodbury, Hanni
International Journal of American Linguistics, 41, 1, 10-20, Jan 75
In Onondaga and all northern Iroquoian languages, nouns can be incorporated into verbs. The function of this is semantic as well as syntactic. It is semantic in that the sense of an incorporated noun will be narrower than its unincorporated counterpart regardless of modifiers. Incorporation changes the transformational structure of the sentence. (SC)
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