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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

Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Derek Bickerton and Eörs Szathmáry (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Syntax is arguably the most human-specific aspect of language. Despite the proto-linguistic capacities of some animals, syntax appears to be the last major evolutionary transition in humans that has ... More

The Bishop's GrammarRobert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

The Bishop's Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579273
eISBN:
9780191595219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book examines the life, language and grammar of Robert Lowth (1710–1787), founder of prescriptivism. Drawing on private documents, it maps his social networks and compares his own language to ... More

Borrowed WordsA History of Loanwords in English

Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English

Philip Durkin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199574995
eISBN:
9780191771446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574995.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This book traces the history of loanwords in English from earliest times to the present day. The first two chapters outline the research methodology and framework, and introduce several key datasets ... More

The Boundaries of BabelThe Brain and the Enigma of Impossible Languages

The Boundaries of Babel: The Brain and the Enigma of Impossible Languages

Andrea Moro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134989
eISBN:
9780262280204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134989.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book tells the story of an encounter between two cultures: Contemporary theoretical linguistics and the cognitive neurosciences. The study of language within a biological context has been ... More

The Boundaries of Pure MorphologyDiachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

The Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

Silvio Cruschina, Martin Maiden, and John Charles Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678860
eISBN:
9780191758089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678860.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book considers whether in some languages there are phenomena which are unique to morphology, determined neither by phonology or syntax. Central to these phenomena is the notion of the ... More

Brevity

Brevity

Laurence Goldstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664986
eISBN:
9780191748530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664986.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book looks at brevity as an important topic for interdisciplinary study. It studies the diversity of ways in which brevity is achieved in conversation and examines the psychological, ... More

Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Neil Myler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

A major question for linguistic theory concerns how the structure of sentences relates to their meaning. There is broad agreement in the field that there is some regularity in the way that lexical ... More

Canonical Forms in Prosodic Morphology

Canonical Forms in Prosodic Morphology

Laura J. Downing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286393
eISBN:
9780191713293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286393.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Prosodic morphology concerns the interaction of morphological and phonological determinants of linguistic form and the degree to which one determines the other. Although prosodic morphology has been ... More

Canonical Morphology and Syntax

Canonical Morphology and Syntax

Dunstan Brown, Marina Chumakina, and Greville G. Corbett (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199604326
eISBN:
9780191746154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604326.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This is the first book to present Canonical Typology, a framework for comparing constructions and categories across languages. The canonical method takes the criteria used to define particular ... More

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