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Syncretism and Neutralization in the Marking of Romance Object Agreement *

Michele Loporcaro

in Morphological Autonomy: Perspectives From Romance Inflectional Morphology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589982
eISBN:
9780191728884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589982.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

The chapter focuses on the loss of distinctions observed in the past participle paradigms across Romance. Different instances of loss of distinctions are classified into syncretism, neutralization, ... More


Computational Homology

Sergio Balari and Guillermo Lorenzo

in Computational Phenotypes: Towards an Evolutionary Developmental Biolinguistics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665464
eISBN:
9780191746116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665464.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter justifies a “computational level” of biological analysis and present the concepts of “computational homology” and “computype,” which pave the way to their thesis that FL can be ... More


Macroparameters and minimalism: A programme for comparative research

Ian Roberts

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter proposes a reconceptualization of the principles-and-parameters approach to comparative syntax, retaining its strengths and attempting to deal with its perceived weaknesses. The central ... More


The Structural Language Network

Angela D. Friederici and Noam Chomsky

in Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036924
eISBN:
9780262342964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036924.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

An adequate description of the neural basis of language processing must consider the entire network both with respect to its structural white matter connections and the functional connectivities ... More


From Whorf to Montague: Explorations in the Theory of Language

Pieter A. M. Seuren

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682195
eISBN:
9780191764929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682195.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book offers a critical view of a gamut of approaches to natural language, ranging from Whorfianism, via Relativism, both widespread in anthropological linguistics, to logic-based Possible World ... More


Linguistic typology

REBECCA HASSELBACH

in Case in Semitic: Roles, Relations, and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671809
eISBN:
9780191751165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671809.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 3 (Linguistic typology) provides an introduction to the basic typological principles regarding case marking and related features such as word order and typological universals, head- and ... More


The Chomsky hierarchy in perspective

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in From Whorf to Montague: Explorations in the Theory of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682195
eISBN:
9780191764929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682195.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter discusses the so-called Chomsky hierarchy of grammars, which is based on the presupposition that natural language grammars are algorithmic production systems classified according to the ... More


Serialization of full noun phrases in the history of German

Augustin Speyer

in Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The serialization of object full NPs is relatively free in Modern German. In OHG, the order IO > DO was heavily preferred; the preference weakened only in the ENHG period. The most important factor ... More


Pro-drop and emergent parameter hierarchies

Theresa Biberauer

in Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815853
eISBN:
9780191853449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter considers the extent to which it is still meaningful to conceptualize pro-drop phenomena in parametric terms, introducing a three-factors model in which parameters are emergent, not ... More


Subject clitics and macroparameters*

Ian Roberts

in Diachrony and Dialects: Grammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701781
eISBN:
9780191771507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701781.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter looks at what the variation in subject-clitic systems in the Northern Italian Dialects (NIDs) can tell us about the nature of the parameters of Universal Grammar (UG). It seeks to ... More


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