Harvard:
Ratliff, M. 1991, "Cov, the Underspecified Noun, and Syntactic Flexibility in Hmong", in Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 111, no. 4, pp. 694--703. American Oriental Society.
APA:
Ratliff, M. (1991). Cov, the Underspecified Noun, and Syntactic Flexibility in Hmong. Journal of the American Oriental Society, 111 (4) , 694--703. American Oriental Society.
Chicago:
Ratliff, Martha. 1991. "Cov, the Underspecified Noun, and Syntactic Flexibility in Hmong." In Journal of the American Oriental Society, 111 , no. 4: 694--703. American Oriental Society.
MLA:
Ratliff, Martha. "Cov, the Underspecified Noun, and Syntactic Flexibility in Hmong." Journal of the American Oriental Society. 111.4 (1991): 694--703.
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@article{ratliff1991cov,
  source = {jstor},
  ISSN = {0003-0279},
  abstract = {Hmong (Miao) is a Southeast Asian language characterized by classifier constructions. As a rule, there can be only one classifier per noun phrase. There exists a class of seeming exceptions to this rule, however: when the collective classifier cov is used with a semantically underspecified noun, the unit classifier is retained. I argue that these are not truly exceptions, but that the unit classifier in this environment must be analyzed as the first member of a nominal compound. Syntactic flexibility is characteristic of the language as a whole, and is better supported than any of the following alternative analyses: (a) reformulation of the phrase structure rule for NPs, (b) the consistent analysis of unit-classifier/underspecified-noun collocations as nominal compounds, (c) the analysis of cov as a quantifier, or (d) the analysis of the classifiers that pattern with underspecified nouns as representing two homophonous lexical items, one a classifier and the other a noun, which are related through a process of "synchronic derivation."},
  author = {Ratliff, Martha},
  copyright = {Copyright 1991 American Oriental Society},
  journal = {Journal of the American Oriental Society},
  jstor_articletype = {Full Length Article},
  jstor_date = {199110/199112},
  jstor_formatteddate = {Oct. - Dec., 1991},
  month = {oct},
  number = {4},
  pages = {694--703},
  publisher = {American Oriental Society},
  title = {Cov, the Underspecified Noun, and Syntactic Flexibility in Hmong},
  url = {http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0003-0279%28199110%2F12%29111%3A4%3C694%3ACTUNAS%3E2.0.CO%3B2-E},
  volume = {111},
  year = {1991},
}