Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
ImpostersA Study of Pronominal Agreement$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use (for details see www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 September 2018

The Structure of Camouflage DPs

The Structure of Camouflage DPs

(p.71) 6 The Structure of Camouflage DPs

Chris Collins

Paul M. Postal

The MIT Press

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

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.