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ArchiComplexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198747291
eISBN:
9780191809705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747291.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Imagine how the discipline of linguistics would be if expert practitioners of different theories met in a collaborative setting to tackle the same challenging data—to test the limits of their model’s ... More

The Art of GrammarA Practical Guide

The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199683215
eISBN:
9780191764912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Linguistics is the science of language, similar to how mathematics is the science of numbers. A reference grammar is a scientific enterprise. It brings together a coherent treatment of each language ... More

CommandsA Cross-Linguistic Typology

Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198803225
eISBN:
9780191841415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803225.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This book focuses on the form and the function of commands—directive speech acts such as pleas, entreaties, and orders—from a typological perspective. A team of internationally renowned experts in ... More

Diversity in Sinitic Languages

Diversity in Sinitic Languages

Hilary M. Chappell (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723790
eISBN:
9780191791130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723790.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents brand new research into the great structural diversity found in Sinitic languages. While many studies focus principally on Standard Mandarin, this work draws on extensive empirical ... More

Flexible Word ClassesTypological studies of underspecified parts of speech

Flexible Word Classes: Typological studies of underspecified parts of speech

Jan Rijkhoff and Eva van Lier (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668441
eISBN:
9780191748707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668441.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This book is the first major cross-linguistic study of ‘flexible words’, i.e. words that cannot be classified in terms of the traditional lexical categories Verb, Noun, Adjective or Adverb. This is ... More

Indefinite Pronouns

Indefinite Pronouns

Martin Haspelmath

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198235606
eISBN:
9780191851971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198235606.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Most of the world's languages have indefinite pronouns, that is, expressions such as someone, anything, and nowhere. This book presents an encyclopaedic investigation of indefinite pronouns in the ... More

Nominal Contact in Michif

Nominal Contact in Michif

Carrie Gillon and Nicole Rosen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198795339
eISBN:
9780191836596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795339.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Michif is an endangered language spoken by approximately a few hundred Métis people, mostly located in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada. Michif is usually categorized as a mixed language (Bakker ... More

The Romance VerbMorphomic Structure and Diachrony

The Romance Verb: Morphomic Structure and Diachrony

Martin Maiden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199660216
eISBN:
9780191800375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199660216.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This book is the first ever comprehensive comparative–historical survey of patterns of alternation in the Romance verb that appear to be autonomously morphological in the sense that, although they ... More

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