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Adpositions

Claude Hagège

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575008
eISBN:
9780191722578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575008.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This pioneering study is based on an analysis of over 200 languages, including African, Amerindian, Australian, Austronesian, Indo-European and Eurasian (Altaic, Caucasian, Chukotko-Kamchatkan, ... More


Depictive agreement and the development of a depictive marker in Swiss German dialects

Claudia Bucheli Berger

in Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272266
eISBN:
9780191709975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the different morphological markers found on (adjectival) predicative complements and depictive secondary predicates in Swiss German dialects. Swiss German dialects can be ... More


Linear and layered dependency

P. H. Matthews

in The Positions of Adjectives in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681594
eISBN:
9780191760792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681594.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Do dependents in the noun phrase form a layered structure, in which all constituents are binary? Arguments have been offered for this analysis, which on closer inspection often take their conclusion ... More


Which words are adjectives?

P. H. Matthews

in The Positions of Adjectives in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681594
eISBN:
9780191760792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681594.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

The first part of this chapter discusses the traditional definition of an adjective and the way it has developed in the history of grammar. It questions the validity of syntactic categories at the ... More


Envoi

P. H. Matthews

in The Positions of Adjectives in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681594
eISBN:
9780191760792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681594.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This final chapter, which is much shorter than the others, tries to draw some morals for the study of syntax generally. These concern especially the distinction between functions and categories, and ... More


Introduction

P. H. Matthews

in The Positions of Adjectives in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681594
eISBN:
9780191760792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681594.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter distinguishes the predicative and attributive positions of adjectives, and illustrates their divergence in Modern English, especially in the different senses adjectives may have in one ... More


Classifiers in Yidiñ

R. M. W. Dixon

in Edible Gender, Mother-in-Law Style, and Other Grammatical Wonders: Studies in Dyirbal, Yidiñ, and Warrgamay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198702900
eISBN:
9780191772405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702900.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Yidiñ shows signficant differences in grammar from its southerly neighbour Dyirbal. While Dyirbal employs a system of four genders, Yidiñ has a set of about twenty noun classfiers which serve to ... More


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