nominal phrase


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a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb

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The syntactic property of accepting a cognate object denoting an event and the morphosyntactic property of deriving a nominal phrase, in which the subject of the verb is the complement of the name, reveals that the verb lexicalizes the realization of an event in the world rather than manner of motion or path only.
Thus, in the sentence (9), for example, the nominal phrase a corrida final do campeonato 'the final race of the championship' is a specification of the running event and, then, the notion of event must be contained in the verb meaning.
Naturally, many examples offer exceptions to the generally observed rules which sets apart these constructions from other verbo-nominal complexes, so that we have found evidence of anaphorization of the nominal phrase, which may suggest further distancing of this construction type from it fixed idiomatic status:
The empirical findings included in the ensuing paragraphs pertain exclusively to two key-elements of a nominal phrase, namely a head noun and a premodifying demonstrative, whether or not accompanied by a "weak" adjective.
Rather than taking an explanatory stance, the analysis made for the purposes of this paper aims to present the quantitative distribution of nominal phrases with "wrong" gender agreement occurring in the Peterborough Chronicle, a representative piece of transitional prose.
In example (1) the nominal phrase dono da minha cabeca ('owner of my head') sounds strange to the average Brazilian Portuguese speaker, although he might understand perfectly all the constituents of the nominal phrase.
All the words of the nominal phrase pegar o santo in (1) literally meaning 'take the god', express all its syntactic meanings in Portuguese.
The English subject can be realized by various phrases and clauses (Downing and Locke 1992: 34, among others): nominal phrases, adjectival phrases, adverbial phrases and prepositional phrases and nominal clauses.
Thus, the syntactical statuses of the two components of the nominal phrase fall in line with their relative functional value: the attributive component (which formally is no longer an attribute) is the governing noun (having the morphological shape of status constructus), occupying the main position in the nominal-phrase, whereas the qualified noun, as a subordinated one, has the secondary position in the nominal-phrase.
The sentences (8-9) contain the nominal phrases ful eape 'very easily', full apele 'very noble', full welize 'very rich', full unrote 'very unhappy', and full baldlice 'very boldly'.
However, in addition to this type of modifiers, the nominal phrases characterizing the English texts also contain adjectives as well as many non-finite forms of the verb; the latter are generally rendered into Romanian either as relative clauses, by means of expansion, or, again, with the help of nouns.
As genitive attribute it occurs in nominal phrases as student-len kniga jez (student-GEN book-3SG) 'student's book', korka-len l'ipet-ez 'the roof of the house'; in phrases with latter -(e)m-participle and following personal suffix as pijas-len verask-em-ez (boy-GEN speak-PARRT-3SG) 'boy's speaking', tin-ad kirza-m-ed (you-GEN sing-PART-2SG) 'your singing'; and in other phrases with noun-like components as kion vuz-em-len matekt-em-ez (wolf-NOM howl-PART-GEN approach-PART-3SG) 'approaching of wolf's howling'.
In nominal phrases where the former is expressed by nominative (or absolute) form the first component can be: (1) adnominal adjective: sor ulca 'middle street'; (2) the first element of composite word: sorkar ('middle' + 'city') 'capital', bakca sijon ('kitchen garden' + 'food') 'vegetable'); (3) noun with the following postposition: ton sor-i uckisko (you-NOM POSTP-IL look-PRES/1SG) 'I am looking at you', zek vil-in (table-NOM POSTP-IN) 'on the table'; (4) noun in the function of possessor: korka sor 'the middle of house'; (5) noun in the function of agent of the process which is expressed by -(e)m-participle in the latter part: uci cird-em (nightingale-NOM sing-PART) 'the singing of nightingale', sundi puks-em (sun-NOM set-PART) 'sunset'.
in the case of subordinate nominal phrases their alphabetical place according to the determining noun--obrna koncetin jednostranna [one-sided paralysis of the extremities]), reflecting at the same time the conceptual (primarily hierarchical) relations between the given denotates.
Downing afirma que alguns autores se baseiam no criterio semantico para tracar essa diferenca, dizendo que o fato de representarem um unico conceito geralmente distingue noun compounds de nominal phrases.