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ImpostersA Study of Pronominal Agreement$
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Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016889

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.001.0001

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The Structure of Camouflage DPs

The Structure of Camouflage DPs

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(p.71) 6 The Structure of Camouflage DPs
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Imposters
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Chris Collins

Paul M. Postal

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0006

The sort of duality manifested by imposters also exists in a distinct class of expressions known as camouflage constructions. This chapter examines the structure of camouflage determiner phrases (DPs) and demonstrates that duality have significant analogs in the analysis of camouflage DPs. It considers one type of camouflage case, the ass-camouflage construction in African American English, and discusses the relations between imposters and camouflage DPs, the social hierarchy camouflage construction, the nominalized adjective camouflage construction, the notional view of imposters, Principle B effects, antecedents of camouflage DPs, and precursors of camouflage DPs.

Keywords:   camouflage constructions, determiner phrases, ass-camouflage construction, imposters, social hierarchy camouflage construction, nominalized adjective camouflage construction, notional view, Principle B effects, antecedents, precursors

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