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Show full table of contents Post-determiner inflectible heel

This section discusses the properties of inflectible heel. Again, a distinction has to be made between purely adjectival and quantificational uses of heel. Section will start with a discussion of adjectival heel, and show that it behaves like an ordinary attributive adjective in its syntactic distribution. Section subsequently focuses exclusively on quantificational heel. Whereas bare heel was seen to correspond closely to bare al, the schwa-inflected form hele is different from both bare heel and schwa-inflected alle. From the former it differs in being capable of combining with plural noun phrases on its adjectival use; from the latter it is different in not being in complementary distribution with the determiners.

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