However, there are instances of noun phrase
+ of (34), prepositional phrases (35), and noun phrases
+post modifier fragments (36):
This suggests that the structural weight of (other) constituents making up a noun phrase
can explain the phenomenon surrounding the presence and/or absence of a postmodifier within an NP structure.
The beginning of the poem contains several noun phrases
and verbs that were counted as concrete: back out, drown, move out, a cabin, the skin, and the intestines.
A definite noun phrase
can refer to entities that have not been mentioned previously, but which are present in the situation that surrounds the speech act (HAWKINS, 1978).
In spite of the systematic adoption of the to-infinitive in the late Middle English component, the data confirm a wider diffusion of to depending on the complexity of the intervening noun phrase
, 1.7 and 1.3 words with to and 0, respectively.
The main objective of our experimental study was to examine whether children assign generic interpretations to noun phrases
in subject position when copula ser is used and specific interpretations to sentences with estar.
Descriptions of individual languages classify the possible morphosyntactic behaviors of noun phrases
involved in predicative constructions.
At the syntactic level, one of the most striking characteristics displayed by the legal discourse--in its realization both as English and as Romanian texts--is represented by the high frequency and the extraordinary complexity of the noun phrases
, in the sense that many of the features in any given stretch of language are operating within the structure of a nominal group.
Viewing and naming objects: eye movements during noun phrase
Furthermore, a few kinds of non-genitive noun phrase
can function as specifier (e.g., What size shoes do you take?); in such cases the larger noun phrase
is marked as indefinite.
What is traditionally termed the predicate [V + O] is a verb phrase [VP] in which O is a noun phrase
: VP [V + NP].
Our working hypothesis is that children may construct a first-pass syntactic structure of the sentences they hear by using prosodic cues and function words simultaneously: prosodic boundaries would be used to identify the boundaries of syntactic constituents, while function words would be used to label these syntactic units (noun phrase
vs verb phrase, for instance).