nominal phrase

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Noun1.nominal phrase - a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
phrase - an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
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d) Adjectival premodification of the nominal phrase is their major motivational factor, since many examples prove easier encoding of qualities in adjectival, rather than adverbial form:
Pysz (linguistics, University College in Voldova, Norway) begins with a theory-neutral descriptive characterization of adjectives occurring within nominal phrase boundaries and identifies four properties of adnominal (inclusive of pre and postnominal) adjectives, which are to be accounted for in the subsequent theoretical analysis.
On the other hand, notwithstanding the central position of the head (= "nucleus") in the nominal phrase, the role of adnominal premodifiers (= "satellites") should not be underestimated.
[B.sub.1] 342-44: Instead of assuming an Old Egyptian construction of the nominal phrase, it seems better to understand in simply as the mark of a question, thus: "is it a hand-balance--then it does not tilt.
In example (1) the nominal phrase cabeca de casa: cabeca (head) + de (of) (Portuguese genitive) + casa (house) = (head of the house, leader), comes from two Yoruba words, olori ile, which means the person with the maximum authority in the community, olori, 'a chief' (he who is the head) + ile (house).
Following the such an only is clearly nominal-phrase internal, and even when preceding a quantifier it is clearly bound to the latter, though it may be postposed to the nominal phrase:
However, in very rare cases, when the adjective is of especially great importance, Modern Syriac uses another construction, in which the adjective precedes the noun (which is either a proper name of a person or a substantive referring to any person) and the two components of the nominal phrase are connected by the nota genitivi ??
which contains a typical nominal phrase fyres fulle (gen.) 'full of fire'.
In the corpus of the present study, pattern #1 with the syntactic structure of [Modifer] Head [Qualifier] (Bhatia, 1993) carries compound and complex nominal phrases. Such compound nominal groups, which also appeared in pattern #3, increase the lexical density of the text as a result of carrying more content words and fewer functional words than their congruent realizations (Briones et al., 2003).
Among specific topics are functional structure inside nominal phrases, the syntax of ellipsis and related phenomena, prosodic domains and the syntax-phonology interface, the evolutionary origins of syntax, and morphosyntax in functional discourse grammar.