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Greek Prepositions: From Antiquity to the Present

Pietro Bortone

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556854
eISBN:
9780191721571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556854.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

New prepositions in Greek express solely spatial meanings, simultaneously lost by their older synonyms, whose use becomes restricted to non‐spatial senses—unless a recent synonym is not available. In ... More


Periphrasis: The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms

Marina Chumakina and Greville Corbett (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265253
eISBN:
9780191760419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265253.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Periphrasis is the phenomenon, well attested in the languages of the world, where a grammatical meaning which we expect to be expressed within a word actually has a syntactic expression. This means ... More


Instability in Stability: Therapeutic and Elaborative Periphrasis in the Dalabon Pronominal Prefix Paradigm

Nicholas Evans

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/9780197265253.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Periphrasis has a striking role in the Australian (non-Pama-Nyungan) language Dalabon, where it helps to maintain the paradigm structure, and at the same time reshapes the paradigm by adding new ... More


Introduction: Defectiveness: Typology and Diachrony

Matthew Baerman and Greville G. Corbett

in Defective Paradigms: Missing Forms and What They Tell Us

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264607
eISBN:
9780191734366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264607.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A defective word is defined by paradigm as incomplete compared with the major class it belongs to. Defectiveness signifies the unwanted intrusion of morphological idiosyncrasy into syntax. Although ... More


The study of semantic alignment: retrospect and state of the art

Søren Wichmann

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This introductory chapter presents the background of the book, discusses the new term ‘semantic alignment’ and related terminology, traces major developments in the study of semantic alignment, ... More


Split intransitives, experiencer objects, and ‘transimpersonal’ constructions: (re‐)establishing the connection

Andrej Malchukov

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter shows that a number of split intransitive languages have developed from re-analysis of transimpersonal experiencer object constructions. More generally, it is argued that split ... More


Losing semantic alignment: from Proto‐Yeniseic to Modern Ket

Edward J. Vajda

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Proto-Yeniseic possessed a type of semantic alignment whereby subject and object NPs were zero marked and most undergoer subjects generated verb-internal agreement. Modern Ket exhibits a more complex ... More


The rise and fall of semantic alignment in North Halmahera, Indonesia

Gary Holton

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter compares alignment patterns across the North Halmaheran (West Papuan) languages, concluding that formal patterns of alignment are inherently unstable. Semantically aligned systems are ... More


The emergence of agentive systems in core argument marking

Marianne Mithun

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

It has been proposed that patterns of core argument categorization, sometimes termed ‘alignment’, are highly stable over time. Certain language families, however, show evidence of relatively recent ... More


The emergence of active∕stative alignment in Otomi

Enrique L. Palancar

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Otomi is an Otomanguean, Mesoamerican language whose intransitive verbs display two types of semantic alignment patterns: agent-patient and active-stative. This uncommon feature makes Otomi an ... More


Agreement in two Arawak languages: Baure and Kurripako

Swintha Danielsen and Tania Granadillo

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter discusses the agreement systems of two genetically and geographically disparate Arawak languages, Kurripako and Baure. While Kurripako exhibits semantic alignment, the differential ... More


Universals Constrain Change; Change Results in Typological Generalizations

Paul Kiparsky

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/9780199298495.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter presents an absolute explanation for universal patterns. The following criteria should converge to identify true universals: (1) universals have no exceptions (for what does not arise by ... More


Creating Economical Morphosyntactic Patterns in Language Change *

Martin Haspelmath

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/9780199298495.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter presents five main points. First is that a very large number of morphosyntactic implicational universals can be explained by invoking economic motivation: more frequently used ... More


Antigone, Antigone: Lacan and the Structure of the Law

Ahuvia Kahane

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the structure of ethical action in Sophocles' Antigone in the context of Lacan's key comments on the play and on the ethics of psychoanalysis, and with special attention to ... More


History and the Progress of the Consciousness of Freedom

Peter C. Hodgson

in Shapes of Freedom: Hegel's Philosophy of World History in Theological Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654956
eISBN:
9780191741333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654956.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Reason identifies the central theme of world history, which gives it meaning: ‘the progress of the consciousness of freedom’; and it articulates this theme in a threefold structure (using a ... More


Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Jane Stuart-Smith

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book presents a treatment of a long-standing problem of Proto–Indo–European and Italic philology: the development of the Proto–Indo–European voiced aspirates in the ancient languages of Italy. ... More


Overview

Martin Haspelmath

in Indefinite Pronouns

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198235606
eISBN:
9780191851971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198235606.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This book examines the connections between the formal and functional (semantic and syntactic) properties of indefinite pronouns. It considers the main theoretical debates surrounding the semantic and ... More


Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

Anneli Meurman-Solin, Maria Jose Lopez-Couso, and Bettelou Los (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860210
eISBN:
9780199949601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860210.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book applies information structure as it relates to language change to a corpus-based analysis of a wide range of features in the evolution of English syntax and grammars of prose in long ... More


The historical syntax problem:reanalysis and directionality

Andrew Garrett

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter suggests that the interest in reanalysis as a mechanism of change, while rightly focusing attention on syntactic structure, also contributes to a blinkered view of diachrony. It ... More


Introduction: Some Concepts of Ancient Festivals

J. Rasmus Brandt and Jon W. Iddeng

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

The introduction reflects on the methodological and theoretical approaches used by the authors in their discussions of ancient festivals. A few central dichotomous concepts structure the ... More


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