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Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Hagit Borer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263905
eISBN:
9780191718182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book explores the difference between words however defined and structures however constructed. It sets out to demonstrate over three volumes — of which this is the first — that the explanation ... More


Possible and Probable Languages: A Generative Perspective on Linguistic Typology

Frederick J. Newmeyer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274338
eISBN:
9780191706479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274338.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This book takes on the question of language variety, addressing the question of why some language types are impossible and why some grammatical features are more common than others. The task of ... More


Some Concluding Notes on Language Variation

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263905
eISBN:
9780191718182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter presents summarizing comments on language variation. It argues that the actual functional hierarchy associated with grammars is uniform and is grounded primarily (although not ... More


Conclusions

Bernhard Wälchli

in Co-Compounds and Natural Coordination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276219
eISBN:
9780191706042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276219.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter summarizes the major findings of the study, including the following: co-compounds are word-like lexical classes used in word domains which express natural coordination. In Eurasian ... More


Language variation and change

Reem Bassiouney

in Arabic Sociolinguistics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter highlights three crucial theories in examining language variation: the social class theory, the social networks theory, and the third wave approach to variation studies. It first sheds ... More


Origins and Language

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This revisits the symbolic importance attached to language and stories of national origin in some of the earliest examples of written ‘English’ and ‘French’ – the former, on Hengist and Horsa, ... More


Arabic and Gender

Reem Bassiouney

in Arabic Sociolinguistics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter gives an overview of the study of gender in the field of linguistics in relation to Arabic. Section 4.2 begins by outlining briefly approaches to gender studies from a linguistic ... More


Language Variation Studies and Computational Humanities

John Nerbonne, Charlotte Gooskens, Sebastian KÜrschner, and RenÉe Van Bezooijen

in Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book contains a selection of work presented at a special track on computational techniques for studying language variation held at The Thirteenth International Conference on Methods in ... More


Variation within New Zealand

Jennifer Hay, Margaret Maclagan, and Elizabeth Gordon

in New Zealand English

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625291
eISBN:
9780748651542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625291.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter considers variation within New Zealand English (NZE). The study of language variation usually focuses on two types of variation: variation across speakers, and variation within speakers. ... More


Creativity and innovation

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus: How language is represented in the mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199290802
eISBN:
9780191741388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

That language use is creative (in the Chomskyan sense) is incontrovertible. The chapter also documents linguistic innovation, where speakers go beyond encountered input. Innovation is illustrated on ... More


Arabic Sociolinguistics

Reem Bassiouney

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The first introduction to the field of Arabic sociolinguistics, this book discusses major trends in research on diglossia, code-switching, gendered discourse, language variation and change, and ... More


The Speak Good English Movement: A web-user’s perspective

Paul Bruthiaux

in English in Singapore: Modernity and Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028436
eISBN:
9789882206939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028436.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the policy goals and principal activities of the Speak Good English Movement (SGEM) in Singapore. The findings suggests that this campaign is in conflict with the simultaneous ... More


Introduction

Reem Bassiouney

in Arabic Sociolinguistics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This introductory chapter begins by explaining what sociolinguistics is and why Arabic is important. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to provide an up-to-date account of major ... 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


What is Scottish Language?

Fiona M. Douglas

in Scottish Newspapers, Language and Identity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624379
eISBN:
9780748671533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624379.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter gives an overview of the complex linguistic situation in Scotland and links it to discussion of the language of the newspapers. It outlines how the linguistic situation that exists in ... More


Neurotypology:: Modeling crosslinguistic similarities and differences in the neurocognition of language comprehension

Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky and Matthias Schlesewsky

in Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677139
eISBN:
9780191756368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677139.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Linguistic diversity poses a formidable challenge to our understanding of language-processing architecture: how can the existence of over 6,000 languages be reconciled with the assumption of a single ... More


Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

Federica Cognola and Jan Casalicchio (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815853
eISBN:
9780191853449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815853.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This book considers the null-subject phenomenon, whereby some languages lack an overtly realized referential subject in specific contexts. In generative syntax—the approach adopted in this volume—the ... More


Prologue

Laurent Dubreuil

David Fieni (ed.)

in Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter foregrounds the colonial factor embedded in language, and how it can impose a situation on other people, set verbal traps, and ease people into customary jargon. In what ... More


Microparametric variation in Spanish and Portuguese: The null subject parameter and the role of the verb inflectional paradigm

Eugênia Duarte and Humberto Soares da Silva

in The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190465889
eISBN:
9780190465919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465889.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapterarticle presents a micro-parametric analysis of null subjects in Romance languages, comparing European varieties (Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese) and American varieties (Argentinean and ... More


Conclusion

Ljiljana Progovac

in Evolutionary Syntax

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198736547
eISBN:
9780191800276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736547.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter highlights the conclusions and achievements of the reconstruction arrived at in this book, as well as identifies future prospects. The reconstructed stages in the evolution of syntax are ... More


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