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The `big mess' construction

Arnold, D and Sadler, L (2014) The `big mess' construction. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.


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An LFG treatment is proposed for the ?Big Mess? construction in English, in which under certain circumstances adjectival expressions appear before the determiner (as in ?that big a mess?), rather than in the normal position between the determiner and noun (?a very big mess?, compare ?*a that big mess?). Empirically, the analysis is superior in coverage to existing treatments.

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Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 10:19
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 19:14

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