On the structure of Welsh noun phrases

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https://doi.org/10.21248/hpsg.2022.2

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Welsh noun phrases have had much less attention than Welsh clauses, and there are unresolved issues about the nature of possessors, attributive adjectives, and the definite article and agreement clitics. There is evidence, especially from agreement, that possessors are complements, evidence that attributive adjectives are adjoined to a preceding [LEX+] nominal constituent, and evidence that the definite article and agreement clitics are specifiers. The last of these positions makes it fairly simple to capture the relation between the definite article and agreement clitics and possessors. It is not difficult to formalize these ideas within HPSG.

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2022-11-01

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Borsley, Robert D. 2022. On the structure of Welsh noun phrases. Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 27–47. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2022.2) (https://proceedings.hpsg.xyz/article/view/899) (Accessed January 31, 2023.)