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The Category of Case

John M. Anderson

in Modern Grammars of Case

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297078
eISBN:
9780191711404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297078.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter identifies semantic relations as members of a functional category, functor, like finiteness and determination. Each of these functional categories may be manifested as an independent ... More


On the Functional Structure of Locative and Directional PPs

Marcel den Dikken

in Mapping Spatial PPs: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 6

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393675
eISBN:
9780199796847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393675.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This contribution directly builds on the preceding one. On the basis of a detailed empirical investigation of the syntax of adpositional phrases in Dutch, the author refines in various ways the ... More


Categorization

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume III: Phonology-Syntax Analogies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608331
eISBN:
9780191732119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608331.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter begins to focus on the motivations for dis-analogy with an examination of discrepancies in categorization between phonology and syntax. A fundamental discrepancy is the absence of a ... More


A Minimalist theory of feature structure

David Adger

in Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577743
eISBN:
9780191722844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter gives an explicit Minimalist theory of feature structure based on the ideas that (i) Merge is the sole source of structure embedding, (ii) lexical items are composed of features. It ... More


Outline of a notional grammar

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume I: The Domain of Syntax

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608317
eISBN:
9780191732034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608317.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

The notional grammar described here accepts the extralinguistic groundedness of both syntactic categories and the structures that they project in terms of their valency/subcategorization. The ... More


Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

MONTSERRAT BATLLORI, MARIA-LLUÏSA HERNANZ, CARME PICALLO, and FRANCESC ROCA

in Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272129
eISBN:
9780191709821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272129.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the term grammaticalization. It explains the theoretical framework of this book. The chapter then discusses functional categories and syntactic change ... More


Categories and Transformations

Noam Chomsky

in The Minimalist Program

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262527347
eISBN:
9780262327282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527347.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter analyzes the minimalist framework for Universal Grammar, with particular emphasis on functional categories and transformations, and revises it step by step in an effort to approach as ... More


Arguments as Relations

John Bowers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014311
eISBN:
9780262289252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014311.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book proposes a radically new approach to argument structure that has the potential to unify data from a wide range of different language types in terms of a simple and universal syntactic ... More


Decomposing the mass/count distinction: Evidence from languages that lack it *

Martina Wiltschko

in Count and Mass Across Languages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter establishes that not all languages have a grammaticized mass/count distinction and consequently we have to distinguish between ontological properties associated with nouns and ... More


Names are not nouns

Fran Colman

in The Grammar of Names in Anglo-Saxon England: The Linguistics and Culture of the Old English Onomasticon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701675
eISBN:
9780191771477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701675.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This argues against the common grouping of names with nouns, and presents previous alternative views. Names have been characterized as one of the three types of definite referring phrases: names, ... More


Introduction and Overview

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/9780262014311.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The standard approach to argument structure has many empirical deficiencies, is not general enough to incorporate well-known descriptive generalizations, and, furthermore, fails to take into account ... More


What Kinds of Syntactic Phenomena Must Biologists, Neurobiologists, and Computer Scientists Try to Explain and Replicate?

Tallerman Maggie, Newmeyer Frederick, Bickerton Derek, Bouchard Denis, Kaan Edith, and Rizzi Luigi

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on research dealing with syntactic phenomena as well as the biological foundations and origin of syntax. It first outlines the main building blocks of syntax, starting with ... More


Functional categories

Adam Ledgeway

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0046
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

The main goal of this chapter is critically to address from a comparative perspective some of the most important issues in the syntax of Romance functional categories, including the emergence of ... More


Introduction

David Adger

in A Syntax of Substance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018616
eISBN:
9780262312233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018616.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book proposes a syntactic system that totally separates structure building from the labeling of structure, and explores its theoretical and empirical, consequences. There are a number of ... More


The Cartography of Chinese Syntax: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 11

Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190210687
eISBN:
9780190210717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210687.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book takes Chinese to be an ideal testing ground for the cartographic approach due to its robust analyticity, where functional elements typically distribute over the entire span of a sentence in ... More


The Romance k- Complementizers

M. Rita Manzini

in Functional Structure from Top to Toe: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 9

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199740390
eISBN:
9780199378548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740390.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

In Germanic and Romance, finite complementizers are nominal, suggesting that the complementizer is not a functional category of an embedded verb, but rather an independent nominal head satisfying an ... More


Introduction: Changing views of syntactic change

Theresa Biberauer and George Walkden

in Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introduction deals with the status of syntactic change: whether it exists at all, and what current syntactic theory has to say about it. It contextualizes the contributions in this volume around ... More


Double Fronting in Bavarian Left Periphery

Günther Grewendorf

in Beyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190210588
eISBN:
9780190210618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210588.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This paper deals with specific properties of the left periphery in Bavarian, a Southern dialect of German that allows doubly filled COMP in embedded clauses. It investigates the phenomenon of double ... More


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