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A Natural History of Infixation

Alan C. L. Yu

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279388
eISBN:
9780191707346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279388.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book presents a cross-linguistic study of the phenomenon of infixation, typically associated in English with words like nullim-bloody-possiblenull, and found in all the world's major linguistic ... More


Conclusion and prospects

Claude Hagège

in Adpositions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575008
eISBN:
9780191722578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575008.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This concluding chapter begins with a review of discussions in the preceding chapters. It then discusses adpositions as morpholexical units shedding light on a theory of linguistic categories; ... More


Conclusion

Jochen Clasen

in Reforming European Welfare States: Germany and the United Kingdom Compared

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199270712
eISBN:
9780191603266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270716.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter reviews the results of the empirical chapters in the light of conceptual and theoretical discussions in earlier chapters. It argues that historically sensitive diachronic comparisons of ... More


Periphrasis in the Sanskrit Verb System*

Gregory Stump

in Periphrasis: The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265253
eISBN:
9780191760419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265253.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Ancient Sanskrit had two tenses of particular interest: periphrastic perfect and periphrastic future. At first glance, they are rather similar: both realize a particular value of tense through a ... More


Defining Art, Defending the Canon, Contesting Culture 1

Paul Crowther

in Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210688
eISBN:
9780191705762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210688.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter criticizes fashionable anti-foundational relativism and its aesthetic counterpart, the Institutional definition of art. It shows that both involve unconscious racism and are conceptually ... More


Musical Meaning and Value

Paul Crowther

in Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210688
eISBN:
9780191705762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210688.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyses the nature of auditory experience and shows how music might be seen as historically emergent from this. The theory is then linked to an account of emotion and gesture, and music ... More


Introduction

Sharon Moughtin‐Mumby

in Sexual and Marital metaphors in Hosea, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239085
eISBN:
9780191716560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239085.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the persuading power of metaphors. It then outlines sexual and marital metaphorical language in traditional scholarship, feminist scholarship, ... More


Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Gregory D.S. Anderson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280315
eISBN:
9780191707186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280315.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This book presents findings from a long-term study of a range of complex predicate types subsumed under the heading, Auxiliary Verb Constructions (AVCs), drawing on a database of over 800 languages. ... More


Linguistic Universals and Language Change

Jeff Good (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298495
eISBN:
9780191711442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298495.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book looks at the relationship between linguistic universals and language change. Reflecting the resurgence of work in both fields over the last two decades, it addresses two related issues of ... More


Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Alan Partington (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

This volume contains one of the first ever collections of studies pertaining to the novel discipline of Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (MD-CADS). This discipline is characterised ... More


Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence

Cynthia L. Allen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216680
eISBN:
9780191711893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book examines the history of adnominal genitive phrases from Old to Early Modern English, focusing on the evidence provided by a systematic corpus study and the role of linguistic typology in ... More


Complex Verb Forms from Fused Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Gregory D. S. Anderson

in Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280315
eISBN:
9780191707186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280315.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter examines and exemplifies various kinds of fusing of original bi-partite auxiliary verb constructions into complex verb forms. It addresses the historical (phonological) developments of ... More


On the Explanatory Value of Grammaticalization

Tania Kuteva and Bernd Heine

in Linguistic Universals and Language Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298495
eISBN:
9780191711442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298495.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter shows that grammaticalization theory can explain not only the regular patterns, the non-exceptions, but also the exceptions. For both of these, it is not only language-internal ... More


The secret history of infixes

Alan C. L. Yu

in A Natural History of Infixation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279388
eISBN:
9780191707346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279388.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter is dedicated to elucidating the range of known infix-creating ambiguities in language. As such, it offers a diachronic typology of infixation. It shows that edge-oriented infixes ... More


Genitive case and the typology of case marking

Cynthia L. Allen

in Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216680
eISBN:
9780191711893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This chapter outlines the theoretical orientation of the book and the rationale for a new study. The nature of the genitive case is examined and the use of typology in historical syntax is discussed. ... More


Conclusions

Cynthia L. Allen

in Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216680
eISBN:
9780191711893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This chapter summarizes the findings of the book as a whole. Arguments based on typology cannot be given more importance than the evidence provided by reliable texts, nor can it be assumed that ... More


Review of Paola Benincà, La variazione sintattica. Studi di dialettologia romanza

Richard S. Kayne

in Movement and Silence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179163
eISBN:
9780199788330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses microcomparative syntax in the form of a review of a 1994 collection of essays by Paola Benincà, whose work has shown how Italian dialect syntax can provide an invaluable ... More


Summary and conclusions

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This final chapter wraps up the main conclusions of the book: the origin of the to-infinitive and its reanalysis as a non-finite subjunctive clause, and its rise and spread at the expense of the ... More


The Environment, Socioeconomic Transformation, and Political Change in the New Southern Europe

Geoffrey Pridham and José Magone

in Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199202812
eISBN:
9780191708008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202812.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Democratization

In Southern Europe the environment as a policy sector has evolved along four dimensions, namely, regime change, economic development and social change, cultural patterns and public awareness, and ... More


A Point Well Taken: On the Typology and Diachrony of Pointing

Roland Pfau

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter pulls in cross-linguistic observations about the development and use of pointing, whether as a gesture or a sign, from both communities that use spoken languages (in Laos, Thailand, ... More


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