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Arabic Historical DialectologyLinguistic and Sociolinguistic Approaches

Arabic Historical Dialectology: Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Approaches

Clive Holes (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198701378
eISBN:
9780191770647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701378.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book, by a group of leading international scholars, outlines the history of the spoken dialects of Arabic from the Arab conquests of the seventh century up to the present day. It specifically ... More

A Brief History of the Verb To Be

A Brief History of the Verb To Be

Andrea Moro

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037129
eISBN:
9780262343602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037129.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Beginning with the early works of Aristotle, the interpretation of the verb to be runs through Western linguistic thought like Ariadne's thread. As it unravels, it becomes intertwined with ... More

Encoding EventsFunctional Structure and Variation

Encoding Events: Functional Structure and Variation

Xuhui Hu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808466
eISBN:
9780191846069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808466.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents theoretical and empirical research on the syntax of events within the broader framework of generative grammar. A central theoretical concern is how conceptual meaning interacts ... More

Gender and Noun Classification

Gender and Noun Classification

Éric Mathieu, Myriam Dali, and Gita Zareikar (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198828105
eISBN:
9780191866777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828105.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume explores the many ways in which natural languages categorize nouns into genders or classes. A noun may belong to a given class because of its logical or symbolic similarity with other ... More

Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Heiko Narrog and Bernd Heine (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198795841
eISBN:
9780191837036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795841.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This volume explores the way in which grammaticalization processesâ whereby lexical words eventually become markers of grammatical categories—converge and differ across various types of language. ... More

Indefinites between Latin and Romance

Indefinites between Latin and Romance

Chiara Gianollo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198812661
eISBN:
9780191850448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812661.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This work follows the syntactic and semantic development of some indefinite pronouns and determiners between Latin and Romance. The history of elements of the functional lexicon such as Latin quidam ... More

Inquisitive Semantics

Inquisitive Semantics

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814788
eISBN:
9780191852473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814788.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

There is an age-old tradition in linguistics and philosophy to identify the meaning of a entence with its truth-conditions. This can be explained by the fact that linguistic and philosophical ... More

Language and Meaning in the Age of ModernismC.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries

Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries

James McElvenny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474425032
eISBN:
9781474444859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425032.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book is a historical study of influential currents in the philosophy of language and linguistics of the first half of the twentieth century, explored from the perspective of the English scholar ... More

Language on DisplayWriters, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Language on Display: Writers, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Ingunn Lunde

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421560
eISBN:
9781474444842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume spans a number of theoretical fields including language variation, language policy and literary stylistics and provides a coherent way of triangulating these fields by the introduction ... More

Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

Katerina Chatzopoulou

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198712404
eISBN:
9780191780912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712404.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This study is an investigation of the expression of negation in the history of Greek, through quantitative data from representative texts from three major stages of vernacular Greek (Attic Greek, ... More

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