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OUTLOOK

Francesco Calogero

in Isochronous Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535286
eISBN:
9780191715853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535286.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In Chapter 8 five directions of future research are tersely mentioned in order of increasing importance. The investigation of Diophantine relations, such as those reported in Appendix C. The ... More


At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Lutz Marten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a new analysis of the interpretation of verb phrases and VP adjunction by arguing that the lexical subcategorization information of verbs is systematically underspecified and is ... More


Applied Verbs in Swahili

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter applies the results of the study to a new set of original data — namely, applied (or applicative) verbs in Swahili. These verb forms have as standard been argued to result from a process ... More


Applicatives

Liina Pylkkänen

in Introducing Arguments

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162548
eISBN:
9780262281980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162548.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Studies on the syntax of applicative constructions have shown that, in some applicatives, both the direct object and the indirect object exhibit object properties, while in others, only the applied ... More


The Languages of the Amazon

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Languages of the Amazon basin are among the most fascinating in the world. This is where one finds unusual sounds, unexpected ways of classifying nouns, elaborate positional verbs, to name just a few ... More


Causal structure in verbal semantics and argument realization

William Croft

in Verbs: Aspect and Causal Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199248582
eISBN:
9780191740657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248582.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 6, “Causal structure in verbal semantics and argument realization”, surveys a number of typological phenomena with respect to the hypothesis that simple verbs construe an event as a directed, ... More


The versatile verb

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

The verb is the centrepiece of most Amazonian languages. The verb is where the complexity lies. We focus on some recurrent meanings expressed in the verb, covering tense, aspect and modality. Many ... More


Changing valency

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

A verb typically describes a situation involving one, or two, or more obligatory participants. An intransitive verb has just one participant—an S. A transitive verb has two—an A and an O. A ... More


Grammatical Function Changing Morphology

John Bowers

in Arguments as Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014311
eISBN:
9780262289252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014311.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers languages that exhibit so-called grammatical function changing morphology, and how they can be taken into account in very simple and direct fashion in the proposed approach ... More


Some battlegrounds in the theory wars

Stephen Wechsler

in Word Meaning and Syntax: Approaches to the Interface

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199279883
eISBN:
9780191757563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279883.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter provides three examples of linguistic phenomena whose proper analysis has been subject to debate. The first example is dative and benefactive alternations. We review transformational, ... More


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