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The Utility of MeaningWhat Words Mean and Why

The Utility of Meaning: What Words Mean and Why

N. J. Enfield

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198709831
eISBN:
9780191780141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709831.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book uses semantic and pragmatic case studies to argue that the anthropocentric and culture-grounded nature of language is a product of its social utility. It brings together several key strands ... More

Uttering Trees

Uttering Trees

Norvin Richards

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013765
eISBN:
9780262282369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013765.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book investigates the conditions imposed upon syntax by the need to create syntactic objects that can be interpreted by phonology — that is, objects which can be pronounced. Drawing extensively ... More

Variation in DativesA Microcomparative Perspective

Variation in Datives: A Microcomparative Perspective

Beatriz Fernandez and Ricardo Etxepare (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937363
eISBN:
9780199980710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937363.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume explores the syntactic nature of dative-marked DPs from a microcomparative approach. The volume attempts to address some of the core issues related to dative DPs, such as the range of ... More

Varieties of Spoken French

Varieties of Spoken French

Sylvain Detey, Jacques Durand, Bernard Laks, and Chantal Lyche (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book examines the variation found in modern spoken French, based on the research programme ‘Phonology of Contemporary French’ (Phonologie du Français Contemporain, PFC). Extensive data are drawn ... More

Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The book provides a formal analysis of root and complement clauses in Old Romanian. The emphasis falls on the typological mixture of Balkan syntactic patterns (e.g. the generalized subjunctive ... More

The Verbal Complex in RomanceA Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces

The Verbal Complex in Romance: A Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces

Paola Monachesi

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274758
eISBN:
9780191705908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274758.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book explores the interface between syntax and the other components of the grammar, particularly phonology, morphology, and argument structure. It contains case studies, on subjects such as ... More

The Verbal Domain

The Verbal Domain

Roberta D'Alessandro, Irene Franco, and Ángel J. Gallego (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198767886
eISBN:
9780191821738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767886.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The structure of the VP, its complexity, its semantics, its function, and the universality of the heads that it contains are a fascinating puzzle. A lot of progress has been made: this volume ... More

VerbsAspect and Causal Structure

Verbs: Aspect and Causal Structure

William Croft

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199248582
eISBN:
9780191740657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248582.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

“Verbs: aspect and causal structure” presents a model of event structure for the analysis of aspectual constructions and argument structure constructions in English and other languages. The central ... More

Voice and vLessons from Acehnese

Voice and v: Lessons from Acehnese

Julie Anne Legate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028141
eISBN:
9780262320559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028141.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Voice and v investigates the syntactic structure of voice, using Acehnese as the empirical starting point. A central claim is that voice is encoded in a functional projection, VoiceP, which is ... More

Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

Michele Loporcaro

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199656554
eISBN:
9780191779749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656554.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

The book provides a global reappraisal of a central topic of Romance historical linguistics: the development of vowel length from Latin to the Romance languages and dialects. In Latin, vowel length ... More

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