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    Okay I promised the previous question would be my last.....but then I came across this :o:

    Using the set of constraints on generating noun phrases assumed by Abels and Neeleman, explain why the word order in (4) is a possible noun phrase (in some language), while (5) is not a possible word order (in any language). The abbreviations DEM, NUM, A, and N stand for “demonstrative,” “numeral.” “adjective,” and “noun,” respectively.

    (4) N DEM A NUM is attested which holds the meaning 'Lads these young five'

    (5) A DEM N NUM is unattested 'young these lads five'
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    Do you not have any notes on the constraints? There's a paper where they're proposed, but it assumes you're familiar with GB theory, and you don't appear to be. Where are you getting these questions from?

    Anyway, I'll try and give you more help when I have a little less work of my own to do.
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    Yep I've read that paper. I'm not familiar with the GB theory though. These are questions in a textboook.

    Thanks....but my exam is tuesday so please, if possible.....help soon would be appreciated :p:
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