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Title: N1-of-N1 Constructions? Is There Such Thing?
Authors: Bleotu, Adina Camelia
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Venezia, Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati, Universit√† Ca' Foscari
Abstract: Much (if not all) of the literature written on pseudopartitives so far has dealt with the socalled N-of-N constructions, or, in another denomination, the N1-of-N2 constructions. But nothing hass been said about constructions in which, for some more or less strange reason, N2 happens to be the same as N1. The obvious question is why... Is there no such construction as the N1-of-N1 construction? Or is it simply the case that linguists have not paid enough attention to the empirical matter they were supposed to deal with? The aim of the following paper is to try and give an answer to the question above. In so doing, the paper will mainly focus on Romanian data, and test wheter constructions such as "baiat de baiat" ("boy of boy"), "fata de fata" ("girl of girl"), "sentiment de sentiment" ("feeling of feeling"), a. o. can be subsumed under the name of "qualitative N-of-N constructions.
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