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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


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


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


Acquisition of Syntax in Signed Languages

Diane Lillo-Martin and Deborah Chen Pichler

in Advances in the Sign-Language Development of Deaf Children

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195180947
eISBN:
9780199893737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180947.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter examines the acquisition of two aspects of sign language morphosyntax: verb agreement and word order. For each of these areas, it asks whether the theories developed on the basis of ... More


The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond

Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209026
eISBN:
9780191706141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Early Latin has archaic futures like faxō ‘I shall do’, archaic subjunctives like faxim I may do’, duim ‘I may give’, or attigās ‘you may touch’, and archaic infinitives like impetrāssere ‘to ... More


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