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Some Notes on Noun Incorporation
Jerrold M. Sadock
Vol. 62, No. 1 (Mar., 1986), pp. 19-31
Published by: Linguistic Society of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/415598
Page Count: 13
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Despite recent claims to the contrary, noun incorporation has an undeniable syntactic reality in some languages. In Greenlandic Eskimo and Southern Tiwa, the incorporated nominal displays many syntactic, semantic, and discourse-functional features of independent nominals-features which much recent work would lead us to doubt could characterize proper subparts of words. Linguistic theory must therefore allow for some limited interpenetration of the two modules of syntax and morphology.
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