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Noun Phrase
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Chinese noun phrases (NPs) can consist of a bare noun only or they may contain quantity expressions, numeral classifiers, demonstratives, pronouns, and several types of modifiers. Chinese languages are often called “numeral classifier languages”. In the conte…

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Jenny DOETJES, “Noun Phrase”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000299>
First published online: 2015

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