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Extraction from Complement Clauses and the Effect of Tense

Robert Truswell

in Events, Phrases, and Questions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577774
eISBN:
9780191725319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577774.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Patterns of binding of the event variable suggest an explanation for the ungrammaticality of extraction from tensed adjuncts: the event variable is bound below Tense, so macroevent formation across ... More


Afterword: Microvariation in Syntax and Beyond

Laurence R. Horn

in Micro-Syntactic Variation in North American English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199367221
eISBN:
9780199367245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367221.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapters in this volume investigated a number of constructions that illustrate variation in syntactic form and geographical distribution. This Afterword focuses on various semantic, diachronic, ... More


Straddling the line between attitude verbs and necessity modals

Aynat Rubinstein

in Modality Across Syntactic Categories

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198718208
eISBN:
9780191787539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718208.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the semantic properties of verbs and adjectives with closely related meanings having to do with desires and goals. I evaluate recent work on verbs of desire (e.g. ‘want’) which ... More


<i>May under verbs of hoping: Evolution of the modal system in the complements of hoping verbs in Early Modern English</i>

Igor Yanovich

in Modality Across Syntactic Categories

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198718208
eISBN:
9780191787539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718208.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter traces two stages of the rise of the may-under-hope construction of Late Modern English, present in examples like (i) Dearest, I hope we may be on such terms twenty years hence. Despite ... More


Why is a language the way it is?

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199683215
eISBN:
9780191764912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

One of the most tantalizing issues in linguistic analysis is the question of explanation—why is a language the way it is? One language may be similar to another because the two are genetically ... More


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