The beginning of the poem contains several noun phrases
and verbs that were counted as concrete: back out, drown, move out, a cabin, the skin, and the intestines.
We do not claim that this choice settles a long theoretical debate, but rather we believe that both properties together convey clear empirical criteria to identify whether a noun phrase
is definite, according to its appropriateness (or lack thereof) in particular contexts.
In essence then, it is a cognitive process which dictates whether to insert the infinitive marker depending upon the syntactic complexity of the intervening noun phrase
Spanish plural definite noun phrases
occurring in subject position of ser-predicates are consistent with both generic and specific interpretations while predicates with estar receive specific interpretations in adult speech.
On a closer examination of the noun phrases
in the EU texts, one of the first features noticed by the discourse analyst is the marked preference for rich modification.
Viewing and naming objects: eye movements during noun phrase
Such nouns must normally occur with a specifier, typically a genitive noun phrase
The use of numerals creates the confusion whether such instances should be considered noun phrases
or noun phrase
In this paper, we call the noun phrase
with the highest centralness rank in a user's utterance (U) the focus.
The linear organization of descriptive and discourse-referential modifiers is investigated in more detail in Section 4, which focuses on the degree to which NP-internal ordering patterns reflect the organization of modifiers in the layered model of the noun phrase
Sherwood's book consists of the unusual, to this reader's ear, configuration of a noun phrase
in the nominative, The Self in Early Modern Literature, joined by a colon to another noun phrase
in the ablative: For the Common Good.
In his paper on 'The noun phrase
in Gaelic speech and writing' (pp.