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Aspects of Split Ergativity

Aspects of Split Ergativity

Jessica Coon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199858743
eISBN:
9780199367672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858743.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book argues that aspect-based split ergativity does not mark a split in how Case is assigned, but rather, a split in sentence structure. The contexts in which we find the appearance of a ... More

Aspects of the Theory of Clitics

Aspects of the Theory of Clitics

Stephen Anderson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279906
eISBN:
9780191707131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279906.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is about the grammar of clitics. It considers all points of view, including their phonology and syntax and relation to morphology. In the process, it deals with the relation of second ... More

At the Syntax-Pragmatics InterfaceVerbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Lutz Marten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a new analysis of the interpretation of verb phrases and VP adjunction by arguing that the lexical subcategorization information of verbs is systematically underspecified and is ... More

Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Gregory D.S. Anderson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280315
eISBN:
9780191707186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280315.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This book presents findings from a long-term study of a range of complex predicate types subsumed under the heading, Auxiliary Verb Constructions (AVCs), drawing on a database of over 800 languages. ... More

Bad LanguageAre Some Words Better than Others?

Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?

Edwin L. Battistella

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172485
eISBN:
9780199788187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172485.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Are pronunciations such as cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang improper? Is it incorrect to mix English and Spanish, as in Yo quiero Taco Bell? Can you write “Who do you trust?” rather than ... More

Beyond Functional SequenceThe Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10

Beyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10

Ur Shlonsky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190210588
eISBN:
9780190210618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210588.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Functional sequencing has been one of the major empirical goals of the 20-year old cartographic enterprise in Syntax. The papers in this collection extend this goal in several directions. Several ... More

Beyond MorphologyInterface Conditions on Word Formation

Beyond Morphology: Interface Conditions on Word Formation

Peter Ackema and Ad Neeleman

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267286
eISBN:
9780191708312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267286.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book proposes a theory of the syntax-morphology interface. A radically modular view of grammar is defended: the grammar contains separate ‘macromodules’ that deal with the wellformedness of ... More

Beyond Pure ReasonFerdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Boris Gasparov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913) revolutionized the study of language, signs, and discourse in the twentieth century. He successfully reconstructed the proto-Indo-European vowel ... More

Beyond Yellow EnglishToward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Angela Reyes and Adrienne Lo (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book examines issues of language, identity, and culture among the rapidly growing Asian Pacific American (APA) population. The distinguished contributors—who represent a broad range of ... More

Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development

Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development

Norbert Francis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016391
eISBN:
9780262298384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016391.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

When two or more languages are part of a child’s world, we are presented with a rich opportunity to learn something about language in general and about how the mind works. This book examines the ... More

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