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dc.contributor.author Flickinger, Dan.
dc.contributor.author Bond, Francis.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-08T03:01:59Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-08T03:01:59Z
dc.date.copyright 2003
dc.date.issued 2010-09-08T03:01:59Z
dc.identifier.citation Flickinger, D., & Bond, F. (2003). A two-rule analysis of measure noun phrases. In proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, (pp.1-11).
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/6436
dc.description.abstract In this paper we present an analysis of English measure noun phrases. Measure noun phrases exhibit both distributional idiosyncrasy, in that they appear in positions normally lled by degree adverbs: a ten inch long string; and agreement discord: ten inches is enough, it is ten inch/*inches long. The analysis introduces one idiosyncratic construction, the Measure Phrase Rule, which links together syntax and in ectional morphology. Combined with existing rules, in particular the Noun-noun Compound Rule, the new rule accounts for the both the distributional and agreement idiosyncrasies. The rule has been implemented and tested in the ERG, a broad-coverage grammar of English. Our analysis supports the position that broad-coverage grammars will necessarily contain both highly schematic and highly idiosyncratic rules.
dc.format.extent 11 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject DRNTU::Humanities::Linguistics::Sociolinguistics::Comparative grammar.
dc.title A two-rule analysis of measure noun phrases.
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.contributor.conference International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (10th : 2003)
dc.contributor.school School of Humanities and Social Sciences
dc.description.version Accepted version
dc.identifier.rims 155563

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