NP conjoining

Edith A Moravcsik edith at CSD.UWM.EDU
Wed Jan 30 20:51:04 UTC 2002

Below are two questions about noun phrase conjoining.

l. Are there languages where only certain kinds of noun phrases can be
   conjoined depending on the classes of nouns involved?

   (For example, two proper names can be conjoined but but two
   common nouns cannot; or animate nouns can be conjoined but inanimate
   ones cannot.)

2. Are there languages where the form of conjoined noun phrase
   construction differs depending on what kinds of nouns are involved?

   (For example, there is one kind of conjunction used with conjoined
   animate nouns and another with conjoined inanimate nouns.)

Thank you - Edith Moravcsik

			 Edith A. Moravcsik
			 Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics
			 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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