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NP would like to meet GF: A Welsh Adjectival Construction

Mittendorf, I and Sadler, L (2008) 'NP would like to meet GF: A Welsh Adjectival Construction.' In: Butt, M and King, TH, (eds.) Proceedings of LFG08. CSLI Publications, 373 - 393.


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In this article we examine a Welsh adjectival construction which superficially looks simple but on closer examination proves to be somewhat challenging. The construction contains an NP constituent whose GF status is far from clear. We consider various analyses of this NP, as SUBJ, OBJ, and ADJ, and suggest that on balance the evidence favours the OBJ analysis. Beyond the purely parochial Welsh or Celtic interest, it may provide a useful case study of how difficult it is to determine the correct identification of grammatical functions beyond core cases.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
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Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 08:37
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:18

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