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Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Agnes Jäger, Gisella Ferraresi, and Helmut Weiß (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Over roughly the last decade, there has been a notable rise in new research on historical German syntax in a generative perspective. This volume presents a state-of-the-art survey of this thriving ... More

The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Clifton Pye

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Mayan family of languages is ancient and unique. With their distinctive relational nouns, positionals, and complex grammatical voices, they are quite alien to English and have never been shown to ... More

Exploring Nanosyntax

Exploring Nanosyntax

Lena Baunaz, Liliane Haegeman, Karen De Clercq, and Eric Lander (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190876746
eISBN:
9780190876784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876746.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

By offering the first in-depth introduction to the framework of nanosyntax, Exploring Nanosyntax fills a major gap in the current theoretical literature. Originating within the generative Principles ... More

Expressing the SelfCultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Minyao Huang and Kasia M. Jaszczolt (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198786658
eISBN:
9780191828966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786658.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book addresses different linguistic and philosophical aspects of referring to the self in a wide range of languages from different language families, including Amharic, English, French, ... More

Language in Our BrainThe Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity

Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity

Angela D. Friederici

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036924
eISBN:
9780262342964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036924.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The language faculty is grounded in the human brain and allows any infant to learn any language. In her book, Angela D. Friederici offers a neurobiological theory of human language by integrating ... More

The Languages of ScandinaviaSeven Sisters of the North

The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

Ruth H. Sanders

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226493893
eISBN:
9780226493923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493923.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Five Germanic languages--Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, and Faroese--along with two Finno-Ugric languages--Finnish and Sami--have lived in neighboring territory in the North for millennia. ... More

The Lexical Semantics of the Arabic Verb

The Lexical Semantics of the Arabic Verb

Peter John Glanville

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198792734
eISBN:
9780191834691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792734.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book is an investigation of Arabic derivational morphology that focuses on the relationship between verb meaning and linguistic form. Beginning with the ground form, the book offers a ... More

Non-Canonical Gender Systems

Non-Canonical Gender Systems

Sebastian Fedden, Jenny Audring, and Greville G. Corbett (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198795438
eISBN:
9780191836732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795438.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Grammatical gender is famously the most puzzling of the grammatical categories. Despite our solid knowledge about the typology of gender systems, exciting and unexpected patterns keep turning up ... More

Null Subjects in Generative GrammarA Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

Federica Cognola and Jan Casalicchio (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815853
eISBN:
9780191853449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815853.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This book considers the null-subject phenomenon, whereby some languages lack an overtly realized referential subject in specific contexts. In generative syntax—the approach adopted in this volume—the ... More

Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Paul Chilton and Monika Kopytowska (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190636647
eISBN:
9780190636678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636647.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The book is divided into three Parts, all preceded by a full introductory chapter by the editors that discusses modern scientific approaches to religion and the application of modern linguistics, ... More

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