Such lopsided combination tendencies can be characterized by general statistical laws of language, which Yang used to develop a mathematical model for predicting the expected diversity of noun phrases in a sample of speech.
What does NP stand for?
NP stands for Noun Phrase
This definition appears very frequently
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We have 60 other meanings of NP in our Acronym Attic
- Northern Pacific
- Nose Plug
- Nosler Partition (bullet)
- Not Possible
- Not Present
- Not Provided
- Notary Public
- Notes Payable
- Noteworthy Practice
- Notice Period
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For example, in looking at the verbs in the standards, it is possible to see what students are expected to be able to "do," and by identifying the nouns and noun phrases, educators can identify the "essential concepts" embedded within the standards.
They cover interface effects in Serbian clitics, testing conditions on meaning transfer, tracking the preference for bound-variable dependencies in ambiguous ellipses and only-structures, most meanings are superlative, grammatical illusions and selective fallibility in real-time language of comprehension, seeing what you mean mostly, and the representational nature of representational noun phrases.
All the underlined subjects are definite, and all of the five italicised noun phrase complements are definite, and indeed seemingly generic.
noun phrase with postposition "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII](wa)," 3.
Abstract This article argues that adnominal modifiers in a layered model of the noun phrase can be divided into two major subcategories: descriptive modifiers and discourse-referential modifiers.