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 th…

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Jenny DOETJES, “Noun Phrase”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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