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The structure of the Icelandic NP

Sigurðsson, Halldor Armann LU (1993) In Studia Linguistica 47(2). p.177-197
Abstract
This paper develops a (QP and a) DP analysis of the Icelandic NP,

dealing primarily with prenominal modifiers and postnominal genitives. The paper argues that prenominal quantifiers and determiners head their own projections(QP and DP), whereas attributive adjectives are head-adjoined to nouns. In addition, it is suggested that the minimal NP in morphological case languages, such as Icelandic and German, is a complement of a functional head, K, that hosts an In-case feature, and attracts nouns, either in LF, as in German, or in ‘overt syntax’, as in Icelandic. Thus, the general noun-genitive order in Icelandic possessive Constructions is derived by overt N-movement to K.
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dealing primarily with prenominal modifiers and postnominal genitives. The paper argues that prenominal quantifiers and determiners head their own projections(QP and DP), whereas attributive adjectives are head-adjoined to nouns. In addition, it is suggested that the minimal NP in morphological case languages, such as Icelandic and German, is a complement of a functional head, K, that hosts an In-case feature, and attracts nouns, either in LF, as in German, or in ‘overt syntax’, as in Icelandic. Thus, the general noun-genitive order in Icelandic possessive Constructions is derived by overt N-movement to K.},
  author       = {Sigurðsson, Halldor Armann},
  issn         = {1467-9582},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {177--197},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Studia Linguistica},
  title        = {The structure of the Icelandic NP},
  volume       = {47},
  year         = {1993},
}