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Noun Phrase in Classical Latin Prose (Olga Spevak) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2014) 9789004264427
Noun Phrase in Classical Latin Prose (Olga Spevak) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2014) 9789004264427
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Title: The Noun Phrase in Classical Latin Prose

Author: Spevak, Olga

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2014

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004264427

Volumes: 1; Pages: 375

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The internal ordering of Latin noun phrases is very flexible in comparison with modern European languages. Whereas there are a number of studies devoted to the variable placement of modifiers, The Noun Phrase in Classical Latin Prose proposes an entirely new approach: a discussion of the semantic and syntactic properties of both nouns and modifiers. Using recent insights in general linguistics, it argues that not only pragmatic factors but also semantic factors (whether we are dealing with an inherent property, the author?s assessment, or a further specification of a referent) are responsible for the internal ordering of Latin noun phrases. Additionally, this book discusses prepositional phrases functioning as modifiers, and appositions, which have received little attention in the literature.Table of ContentsPrefaceAbbreviationsCHAPTER 1 THE NOUN AND ITS MODIFIERS1. Introduction2. The noun3. Modifiers4. ConclusionsCHAPTER 2 THE NOUN PHRASE1. Introduction2. Quantifying a referent3. Specifying a referent4. Describing a referent5. Evaluating a referent6. Identifying a referent7. Expressions of possession8. Valency complements9. Other complements10. Complex noun phrases11. ConclusionsCHAPTER 3 THE PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE1. Objective2. Prepositional phrases: the ordering of their components3. Adnominal prepositional phrases4. ConclusionsCHAPTER 4 APPOSITIONS1. Introduction2. Two types of apposition: close apposition and free apposition3. Close appositions4. Free appositions5. Other appositions6. Right dislocation (Tail constituents)7. ConclusionsCHAPTER 5 CONCLUSIONSReferencesIndex of Linguistic TermsAppendix
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