From N to N: The anatomy of a construction

Zwarts, Joost
February 2013
Linguistics & Philosophy;Feb2013, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p65
Academic Journal
This paper develops a detailed and unified analysis of semantics of the from-N-to-N construction, based on a small number of ingredients, none of which are specific to this construction itself, but which are idiomatically packaged in this construction. Letting the construction uniformly apply to the product of the two nouns not only captures their strong relation, but it also obviates a role for a 'reduplicative' mechanism of some sort in this particular construction.


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