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The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Bettelou Los

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book describes the historical emergence and spread of the to-infinitive in English. It shows that to + infinitive emerged from a reanalysis of the preposition to plus a deverbal nominalization, ... More


Meaning Change in Grammaticalization: An Enquiry into Semantic Reanalysis

Regine Eckardt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262601
eISBN:
9780191718939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262601.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book investigates meaning change in grammaticalization in terms of truth conditional semantics and a well-explicated syntax-semantics interface. Following a survey of earlier theories of ... More


The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Geert Booij

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226245
eISBN:
9780191710360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226245.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book introduces the reader to the basic methods for the study of the internal structure of words, and to the theoretical issues raised by analyses of word structure concerning the organization ... More


The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Enoch Oladé Aboh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book examines the syntax of the Niger-Conger language family, which includes most of the languages of sub-Saharan Africa. The book's author, who is a native speaker of Gungbe — one of the ... More


Conditions of a Key Employee Agreement: EMC Corporation v. Jeffrey E. Allen

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Key employee agreements, sometimes required of high-level employees, often restrict employees from establishing relationships with competing companies for specified periods of time after they leave ... More


Competing Conveying System Advertisements: Dynamic Air v. Flexicon Corporation

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A manufacturer of a product that transports, processes, and packages bulk materials with a pneumatic process sued a competing manufacturer that uses a screw process using the latter company's ... More


Case and Aspect in Slavic

Kylie Richardson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291960
eISBN:
9780191710551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book focuses on some of the most puzzling case marking patterns in the Slavic languages and ties this pattern to different types of aspectual phenomena. It demonstrates that the accusative ... More


Retaliatory Termination Discrimination: David E. Benekritis v. Renny Earl Johnson and the Darlington County School District

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A high school math teacher, recently hired by a school system, was assigned a “mentor/supervisor,” who invited the new teacher to a pick-up basketball game. The teacher claimed that, during this ... More


Latin Word Order: Structured Meaning and Information

A. M. Devine and Laurence D. Stephens

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181685
eISBN:
9780199789146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181685.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Reading a paragraph of Latin without attention to the word order entails losing access to a whole dimension of meaning, or at least using inferential procedures to guess at what is actually overtly ... More


Syntactic Variation

Ronald K. S. Macaulay

in Talk that Counts: Age, Gender, and Social Class Differences in Discourse

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173819
eISBN:
9780199788361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173819.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter looks at the frequency of coordinate clauses, because-clauses, passive voice, and dislocated syntax (e.g., clefting and left dislocation). There are some age and gender differences but ... More


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