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Functional Discourse Grammar: A Typologically-Based Theory of Language Structure

Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278107
eISBN:
9780191707797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278107.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG). Chapter 1 gives an overall picture of the model and places it in the context of contemporary linguistics. Chapter 2 presents the interpersonal ... 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


The Origins of Patterns of Inflection in 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/9780199280315.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter discusses the historical syntax, morphosyntax, and semantics of the developments of auxiliary verb constructions. It begins with an overview of the original structures that gave rise to ... More


Special Clitics and their Grammar

Stephen R. Anderson

in Aspects of the Theory of Clitics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279906
eISBN:
9780191707131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279906.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on the morphosyntax of special clitics. Starting from the classic descriptive generalizations of Zwicky, Klavans, Kaisse, and others about the locations in which these are found, ... More


Morphology and Modularity

Peter Ackema and Ad Neeleman

in Beyond Morphology: Interface Conditions on Word Formation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267286
eISBN:
9780191708312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267286.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is an introduction to the proposed radically modular model of grammar. It compares this model to other models of grammar, focusing on the relationships between syntax and morphology and ... More


Later language

Vesna Stojanovik

in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan: A neuroconstructivist approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199594818
eISBN:
9780191738166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.003.0057
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews the literature on linguistic abilities in English-speaking older children, adolescents, and adults with Williams syndrome (WS) regarding morphosyntax, phonology, lexical ... More


Language Acquisition and Change: A Morphosyntactic Perspective

Jurgen Meisel, Martin Elsig, and Esther Rinke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748642250
eISBN:
9780748695157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642250.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book discusses diachronic change of languages in terms of restructuring of speakers’ internal grammatical knowledge: Under which circumstances does grammatical change come about? One answer in ... More


Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Nikolaus P. Himmelmann and Eva F. Schultze-Berndt (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272266
eISBN:
9780191709975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Depictive secondary predicates such as ‘raw’ in ‘George ate the fish raw’ are important for current issues in syntactic and semantic theory, in particular predication theory, phrase structure ... More


Light Switches: On v as a Pivot in Codeswitching, and the Nature of the Ban on Word-Internal Switches

Shoba Bandi-Rao and Marcel den Dikken

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

English -ify and Telugu -inc have similar distributional profiles, both instantiating the ‘little light verb’ v of Chomsky. But while -ify is heavily exploited as an intermediary between a Telugu ... More


Three Frequency Effects in Syntax

SANDRA THOMPSON

in Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195301571
eISBN:
9780199867271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301571.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

The primary hypothesis of functionalist or usage-based linguistics is that language use shapes grammar. The recognized mechanism by which this language-shaping process occurs is frequent repetition. ... More


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