Actually noun phrases are quite common in American English.
There are thousands of web pages on the subject -- here are two:
http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/wri ... rfunc.html
The latter has a nice set of examples, one of use as subject, on as object, one as subjective complement, and one as objective complement.
Many, probably most, noun phrases contain words of various types, but there are certainly noun phrases comprised entirely of nouns. For ther remainder of this post I will address exclusively noun phrases comprised entirely of nouns. These are less common in popular discourse, but are extremely common in more technical discourse. Here are some examples:
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Actually, these examples come quite freely to me; noun phrases consisting exclusively of nouns are more common than I had realized when I started writing this explanation :)
Ah, it has just occurred to me to look for web pages devoted to long noun phrases exclusively comprised of nouns, and I have found such a one:
They term such a noun phrase a "compound noun phrase", and give a couple other terms for it. They give a pretty example of a compound noun phrase comprised of a single adjective followed by four nouns in immediate succession:
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