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Continuity and Variation in Germanic and Romance

Continuity and Variation in Germanic and Romance

Sam Wolfe and Christine Meklenborg (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198841166
eISBN:
9780191876677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841166.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume offers a range of synchronic and diachronic case studies in comparative Germanic and Romance morphosyntax. These two language families, spoken by over a billion people today, have been of ... More

A Unified Theory of Polarity SensitivityComparative Syntax of Arabic

A Unified Theory of Polarity Sensitivity: Comparative Syntax of Arabic

Ahmad Alqassas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197554883
eISBN:
9780197554920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197554883.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book examines polarity sensitivity—a ubiquitous phenomenon involving expressions such as anybody, nobody, ever, never, and somebody and their counterparts in other languages, with particular ... More

Majority Quantification and Quantity SuperlativesA Crosslinguistic Analysis of Most

Majority Quantification and Quantity Superlatives: A Crosslinguistic Analysis of Most

Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin and Ion Giurgea

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198791249
eISBN:
9780191833694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791249.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is a study of the syntax and semantics of proportional Most and other majority quantifiers across languages. Based on data drawn from around forty languages, this book reveals the existence ... More

The Oxford Latin SyntaxVolume II: The Complex Sentence and Discourse

The Oxford Latin Syntax: Volume II: The Complex Sentence and Discourse

Harm Pinkster

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780199230563
eISBN:
9780191895968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199230563.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Volume II of the Oxford Latin Syntax deals with the syntax and pragmatics of complex sentences in Latin and other topics that transcend the simple clause (which is the content of Volume I). The ... More

Romance Object CliticsMicrovariation and Linguistic Change

Romance Object Clitics: Microvariation and Linguistic Change

Diego Pescarini

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198864387
eISBN:
9780191896545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864387.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book focuses on the evolution of object clitic pronouns in the Romance languages. It aims to explore the empirical facets of cliticization and elaborate on the theoretical ramifications of the ... More

The Oxford History of Romanian Morphology

The Oxford History of Romanian Morphology

Martin Maiden, Adina Dragomirescu, Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, Oana Uţă, and Rodica Zafiu

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198829485
eISBN:
9780191867989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829485.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Romanian is one of the most morphologically complex Romance languages. This book is the first ever comprehensive and accessible account of how that morphological system evolved. Here are some of the ... More

Syntactic Features and the Limits of Syntactic Change

Syntactic Features and the Limits of Syntactic Change

Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson and Thórhallur Eythórsson (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198832584
eISBN:
9780191871115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832584.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume brings together the latest diachronic research on syntactic features and their role in restricting syntactic change. The chapters address a central theoretical issue in diachronic syntax: ... More

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

Smuggling in Syntax

Smuggling in Syntax

Adriana Belletti and Chris Collins (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197509869
eISBN:
9780197509906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509869.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

One of the fundamental properties of human language is movement, where a constituent moves from one position in a sentence to another position. Syntactic theory has long been concerned with ... More

Anti-contiguityA Theory of Wh- Prosody

Anti-contiguity: A Theory of Wh- Prosody

Jason Kandybowicz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197509739
eISBN:
9780197509777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509739.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a theory of wh- prosody according to which wh- expressions must avoid forming prosodic constituents with overt complementizers at the level of Intonational Phrase. The theory is ... More

Unbounded Dependency ConstructionsTheoretical and Experimental Perspectives

Unbounded Dependency Constructions: Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives

Rui P. Chaves and Michael T. Putnam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198784999
eISBN:
9780191827204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784999.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book is about one of the most intriguing features of human communication systems: the fact that words which go together in meaning can occur arbitrarily far away from each other. The kind of ... More

Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

Li Julie Jiang

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190084165
eISBN:
9780190084202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084165.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates nominal arguments in classifier languages. A long-held claim is that classifier languages do not have overt article determiners (D). This book, however, brings to the forefront ... More

Nominalization50 Years on from Chomsky's Remarks

Nominalization: 50 Years on from Chomsky's Remarks

Artemis Alexiadou and Hagit Borer (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198865544
eISBN:
9780191897924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865544.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Chomsky’s Remarks on Nominalization (RoN), published in 1970, has had an immense impact on syntax, and far reaching ramifications for phonology, semantics, and morphology. Among other major factors, ... More

Contrast and Representations in Syntax

Contrast and Representations in Syntax

Bronwyn M. Bjorkman and Daniel Currie Hall (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198817925
eISBN:
9780191859304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817925.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

Syntactic contrasts, the systems of grammatical oppositions that exist within individual languages, are typically formally encoded in terms of features. The nature of syntactic contrast is tied to a ... More

The Complexities of Morphology

The Complexities of Morphology

Peter Arkadiev and Francesco Gardani (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198861287
eISBN:
9780191893346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861287.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The volume deals with the multifaceted nature of morphological complexity understood as a composite rather than unitary phenomenon as it shows an amazing degree of crosslinguistic variation. It ... More

The History of the Present English SubjunctiveA Corpus-based Study of Mood and Modality

The History of the Present English Subjunctive: A Corpus-based Study of Mood and Modality

Lilo Moessner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474437998
eISBN:
9781474490757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437998.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on the definition of the subjunctive as a realisation of the grammatical category mood and an expression of the semantic/pragmatic category modality the book presents the first comprehensive ... More

The Interaction of Borrowing and Word Formation

The Interaction of Borrowing and Word Formation

Pius ten Hacken and Renáta Panocová (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474448208
eISBN:
9781474481120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448208.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

When a new name is necessary for a concept, word formation and borrowing are possible ways to produce one. As such, they are in competition for the creation of neologisms. However, borrowings can ... More

The Oxford Turkish Grammar

The Oxford Turkish Grammar

Gerjan van Schaaik

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851509
eISBN:
9780191886102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851509.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

The point of departure of this book is the fundamental observation that actual conversations tend to consist of loosely connected, compact, and meaningful chunks built on a noun phrase, rather than ... 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

Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Sam Wolfe and Martin Maiden (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book offers a wide-ranging array of case studies on variation and change in Gallo-Romance grammar. Both standard and non-standard Gallo-Romance data have the potential to be of enormous value to ... More

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