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Verb-Verb Complexes in Asian Languages

Verb-Verb Complexes in Asian Languages

Taro Kageyama, Peter E. Hook, and Prashant Pardeshi (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198759508
eISBN:
9780191821424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759508.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This volume presents a detailed survey of the systems of verb-verb complexes in Asian languages from both a synchronic and a diachronic perspective. Many Asian languages share, to a greater or lesser ... More

The Emergence of Functions in Language

The Emergence of Functions in Language

Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Marielle Butters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198844297
eISBN:
9780191879838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844297.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

Why do grammatical systems of various languages express different meanings? Given that languages spoken in the same geographical area by people sharing similar social structure, occupations, and ... More

Colonial and Decolonial LinguisticsKnowledges and Epistemes

Colonial and Decolonial Linguistics: Knowledges and Epistemes

Ana Deumert, Anne Storch, and Nick Shepherd (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198793205
eISBN:
9780191835124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793205.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The discipline of linguistics in general, and the field of African linguistics in particular, appear to be facing a paradigm shift. There is a strong movement away from established methodologies and ... More

Modelling World EnglishesA Joint Approach to Postcolonial and Non-Postcolonial Varieties

Modelling World Englishes: A Joint Approach to Postcolonial and Non-Postcolonial Varieties

Sarah Buschfeld and Alexander Kautzsch (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474445863
eISBN:
9781474490771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445863.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This volume brings together different varieties of English that have so far been treated separately: postcolonial and non-postcolonial Englishes. The different contributions examine these varieties ... More

Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Mily Crevels and Pieter Muysken (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

How did languages spread across the globe? Why do we sometimes find large language families, distributed over a wider area, and sometimes clusters of very small families or language isolates (i.e. ... More

A Grammar of Akabea

A Grammar of Akabea

Raoul Zamponi and Bernard Comrie

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198855798
eISBN:
9780191889424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855798.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This grammar of Akabea is the first published descriptive grammar of a traditional language of the Great Andamanese family and the first grammar of a traditional Great Andamanese language written to ... More

The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Martine Robbeets and Alexander Savelyev (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides a comprehensive account of the Transeurasian languages, and is the first major reference work in the field since 1965. The term ‘Transeurasian’ refers to a large group of ... More

NiueanPredicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language

Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language

Diane Massam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198793557
eISBN:
9780191835339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793557.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This book presents a detailed descriptive and theoretical examination of predicate-argument structure in Niuean, a Polynesian language within the Oceanic branch of the Austronesian family, spoken ... More

Genders and ClassifiersA Cross-Linguistic Typology

Genders and Classifiers: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and Elena I. Mihas (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198842019
eISBN:
9780191878060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842019.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Every language has some means of categorizing objects into humans, or animates, or by their shape, form, size, and function. The most wide-spread are linguistic genders—grammatical classes of nouns ... More

The Syntax of Mainland Scandinavian

The Syntax of Mainland Scandinavian

Jan Terje Faarlund

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817918
eISBN:
9780191859298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817918.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The term Mainland Scandinavian covers the North Germanic languages spoken in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and parts of Finland. There is a continuum of mutually intelligible standard languages, regional ... More

Romance Phonetics and Phonology

Romance Phonetics and Phonology

Mark Gibson and Juana Gil (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198739401
eISBN:
9780191802423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739401.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The research in this volume addresses several recurring topics in Romance Phonetics and Phonology with a special focus on the segment, syllable, word, and phrase levels of analysis. The original ... More

Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Heiko Narrog and Bernd Heine (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198795841
eISBN:
9780191837036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795841.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This volume explores the way in which grammaticalization processesâ whereby lexical words eventually become markers of grammatical categories—converge and differ across various types of language. ... More

The Romance VerbMorphomic Structure and Diachrony

The Romance Verb: Morphomic Structure and Diachrony

Martin Maiden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199660216
eISBN:
9780191800375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199660216.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This book is the first ever comprehensive comparative–historical survey of patterns of alternation in the Romance verb that appear to be autonomously morphological in the sense that, although they ... More

Nominal Contact in Michif

Nominal Contact in Michif

Carrie Gillon and Nicole Rosen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198795339
eISBN:
9780191836596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795339.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Michif is an endangered language spoken by approximately a few hundred Métis people, mostly located in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada. Michif is usually categorized as a mixed language (Bakker ... More

CommandsA Cross-Linguistic Typology

Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198803225
eISBN:
9780191841415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803225.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This book focuses on the form and the function of commands—directive speech acts such as pleas, entreaties, and orders—from a typological perspective. A team of internationally renowned experts in ... More

From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Don Ringe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198792581
eISBN:
9780191834578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792581.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This book describes the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English, focusing specifically on linguistic structure. It outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European, considers the ... More

The Phonology of Chichewa

The Phonology of Chichewa

Laura J. Downing and Al Mtenje

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198724742
eISBN:
9780191792281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724742.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Bantu languages have played and continue to play an important role as a source of data illustrating core phonological processes—vowel harmony, nasal place assimilation, postnasal laryngeal ... More

ArchiComplexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Oliver Bond, Greville G. Corbett, Marina Chumakina, and Dunstan Brown (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198747291
eISBN:
9780191809705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747291.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Imagine how the discipline of linguistics would be if expert practitioners of different theories met in a collaborative setting to tackle the same challenging data—to test the limits of their model’s ... More

How Gender Shapes the World

How Gender Shapes the World

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723752
eISBN:
9780191791093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723752.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

The multifaceted notion of gender pervades every aspect of life and of living. Gender differences form the basis for family life, patterns of socialization, distribution of tasks, spheres of ... More

The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

This book is as an essential tool for both Romance linguists and general linguists which brings together leading recent international scholarship in individual Romance varieties and from different ... More

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