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8.1. Noun phrases as arguments
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Noun phrases are typically used as arguments of a verb or one of the three other major categories N, A and P. This section mainly focuses on their distribution as arguments of the verb, that is, in the clausal domain. In Section 8.1.1, we start with a discussion of the argument functions the noun phrase can have. This is followed in 8.1.2 by a discussion of the restrictions on wh-movement and topicalization. Section 8.1.3 provides a discussion of scrambling, that is, the placement of the noun phrase in the middle field of the clause. In 8.1.4, we conclude with a discussion of the restrictions on noun phrases in the expletive construction.

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