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Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Terry Crowley

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

This book describes the diversity of serial verb constructions within Oceanic languages and constitutes a full account of this unusual linguistic phenomenon. Serial verb constructions are sequences ... More


How functional are referential aids?

Andrej A. Kibrik

in Reference in Discourse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199215805
eISBN:
9780191728426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215805.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter assesses several aspects of how conventional referential aids function in discourse. First, all languages have a functional need to preclude referential conflicts. How many conventional ... More


Two types of portmanteau agreement: Syntactic and morphological

Ellen Woolford

in Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics: From Uni- to Bidirectional Optimization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198757115
eISBN:
9780191817021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757115.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Is portmanteau agreement formed in syntax or at PF? This chapter argues there are two distinct types. One is syntactic: T/Infl probes past an ergative subject to license nominative case on the ... More


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