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On the Nature of Noun Incorporation

Marianne Mithun
Language
Vol. 62, No. 1 (Mar., 1986), pp. 32-37
DOI: 10.2307/415599
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/415599
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On the Nature of Noun Incorporation
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Abstract

It has been suggested by Sadock 1986 that certain constructions in Greenlandic Eskimo and Southern Tiwa provide evidence against proposals of Mithun 1984 concerning the nature of noun incorporation. These objections are discussed, along with issues concerning the discourse salience, reference, and semantic interpretation of incorporated nouns.

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