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This chapter sets the stage for the book, introducing the aims and the motivations of the research presented here. It also provides an overview of the main theoretical claims to be made. In particular, it shows that the universal nominal structure to be proposed will be tri-partite with all functional elements originating from the lowest region, and the formal mechanism via which to capture the adjective ordering in any given language will be comprised of both derivational and optimality theoretic components. It will also be shown that, in the upcoming chapters, a new analysis of demonstratives and relative clauses (RCs) will be presented, clarifying the relation between restrictive, non-restrictive, and seemingly supplementary RCs in article-less, prenominal-modifier languages like Mandarin and Korean. The chapter ends by remarking on how terms like ‘attributive’, ‘predicative’, ‘intersective/non-intersective’, and ‘restrictive/non-restrictive’ will be used in this book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
ISSN (Print)0924-4670
ISSN (Electronic)2215-0358


  • Adjective ordering
  • Demonstratives
  • Noun modifiers
  • Output filter
  • Tri-partite DP

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