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Possessorens status inden for nominalgruppen

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In Per Anker Jensen (2012) (and many others analyses), constituents of the type [den gamle fregat] 'the old frigate', [nedrivningen af stationen] 'the demolishing of the station', [Ebeltofts butikker] 'Ebeltoft's shops' og [dem] 'them' are all analysed as noun phrases (NP). I will assume that an NP does not comprise determiners (e.g. articles or demonstrative pronouns). Instead I will suggest that [den gamle fregat] 'the old frigate' is built up around the determiner position, i.e. that it is a "determiner phrase" (DP), and that this DP then contains the NP [gamle fregat] 'old frigate'.

This has consequences for the analysis of genitive expressions, such as [Ebeltofts butikker] 'Ebeltoft's shops', and here I diasgree with Jensen's (2012) analysis, which takes [Ebeltofts] 'Ebeltoft's' as a genitive phrase (GP). I will instead assume that [Ebeltoft] is in the specifier position in DP, and that [-s] is in the head position D. The paper discusses the difference between the two analyses, illustrated by examples from (Eastern) Standard Danish, West Jutland Danish, Southern German and Northern Norwegian.
Translated title of the contributionThe status of the possessor inside the nominal group
Original languageDanish
JournalNy Forskning i Grammatik
Pages (from-to)193-211
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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