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Barayin MorphosyntaxA Lexical-Functional Approach

Barayin Morphosyntax: A Lexical-Functional Approach

Joseph Lovestrand

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780198851158
eISBN:
9780191885891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851158.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book contains a Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) analysis of Barayin morphosyntax, with a particular focus on serial verb constructions. Barayin is a Chadic language spoken by about 5000 people ... More

The Book of AnswersAlignment, Autonomy, and Affiliation in Social Interaction

The Book of Answers: Alignment, Autonomy, and Affiliation in Social Interaction

Tanya Stivers

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197563892
eISBN:
9780197563922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563892.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

When someone poses a yes-no question to another person, norms of conversation kick in, and a wide yet bounded possibility space of responses emerges. This book relies on a large database of ... More

The Derivational Timing of Ellipsis

The Derivational Timing of Ellipsis

Güliz Güneş and Anikó Lipták (eds)

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780198849490
eISBN:
9780191883613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849490.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book explores the nature of ellipsis, the core phenomenon that results in various types of omission in sentences. The book has two functions: it provides a state-of-the-art introduction about ... More

Dialect Writing and the North of England

Dialect Writing and the North of England

Patrick Honeybone and Warren Maguire (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474442565
eISBN:
9781474490764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442565.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book aims to offer a comprehensive investigation of dialect writing in the North of England. It brings together a wide range of contributors, investigating everything from the cultural ... More

English PrepositionsTheir Meanings and Uses

English Prepositions: Their Meanings and Uses

R. M. W. Dixon

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198868682
eISBN:
9780191925757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868682.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides an account of 50 most common prepositions in English. It shows the semantic range for each preposition through a scheme of linked senses that are related to the grammatical ... More

A Featural Typology of Bantu Agreement

A Featural Typology of Bantu Agreement

Jenneke van der Wal

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780198844280
eISBN:
9780191879821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844280.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

The Bantu languages are in some sense remarkably uniform (subject, verb, order (SVO) basic word order, noun classes, verbal morphology), but this extensive language family also show a wealth of ... More

Gradient Acceptability and Linguistic Theory

Gradient Acceptability and Linguistic Theory

Elaine J. Francis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192898944
eISBN:
9780191925436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898944.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In Gradient Acceptability and Linguistic Theory, Elaine J. Francis examines a challenging problem at the intersection of theoretical linguistics and the psychology of language: the problem of ... More

Language Communities in Japan

Language Communities in Japan

John C. Maher (ed.)

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198856610
eISBN:
9780191889790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856610.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Contemporary Japan displays considerable sociolinguistic diversity, particularly in urban areas, but its extent and historical background are often overlooked. The contributors to this volume provide ... More

The Last Language on EarthLinguistic Utopianism in the Philippines

The Last Language on Earth: Linguistic Utopianism in the Philippines

Piers Kelly

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197509913
eISBN:
9780197509951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509913.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Eskayan language of Bohol in the southern Philippines has been an object of controversy ever since it came to light in the early 1980s. Written in an unusual script, Eskayan bears no obvious ... More

Noun-Based Constructions in the History of Portuguese and Spanish

Noun-Based Constructions in the History of Portuguese and Spanish

Patrícia Amaral and Manuel Delicado Cantero

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198847182
eISBN:
9780191882098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847182.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book explores the syntactic and semantic change of three types of constructions in the history of Spanish and Portuguese: (i) complex DPs with clausal adjunction (el hecho de, o facto de), (ii) ... More

The Oxford History of Phonology

The Oxford History of Phonology

B. Elan Dresher and Harry van der Hulst (eds)

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780198796800
eISBN:
9780191838477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796800.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This volume is an up-to-date history of phonology from the earliest known examples of phonological thinking through the rise of phonology as a field in the 20th century and up to the present time. ... More

Periphrasis and Inflexion in DiachronyA View from Romance

Periphrasis and Inflexion in Diachrony: A View from Romance

Adam Ledgeway, John Charles Smith, and Nigel Vincent (eds)

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198870807
eISBN:
9780191913402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870807.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume brings together contributions from leading specialists in syntax and morphology to explore the complex relation between periphrasis and inflexion from both a synchronic and diachronic ... More

Politics of the Russian Language Beyond Russia

Politics of the Russian Language Beyond Russia

Christian Noack (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474463799
eISBN:
9781399509404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463799.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Russia increasingly emphasises the importance of ‘soft power’ for securing its foreign policy interests. Recent research has paid more attention to Russia’s intentions rather than to the receiving ... More

Principles of Radical CV PhonologyA Theory of Segmental and Syllabic Structure

Principles of Radical CV Phonology: A Theory of Segmental and Syllabic Structure

Harry van der Hulst

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474454667
eISBN:
9781474490795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454667.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Based on 30 years of research, this book presents a theory about the ‘speech sounds’ that occur in human spoken and signed languages. A central task is to identify the ultimate elements that speech ... More

Sixteenth-Century English Dictionaries

Sixteenth-Century English Dictionaries

John Considine

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780198832287
eISBN:
9780191870934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832287.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Sixteenth-Century English Dictionaries is the first volume in the trilogy Dictionaries in the English-Speaking World, 1500–1800. It offers a new history of the dictionaries, wordlists, and glossaries ... More

Syntactic Change in French

Syntactic Change in French

Sam Wolfe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198864318
eISBN:
9780191896477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864318.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume provides the most comprehensive and detailed formal account to date of the evolution of French syntax. Making use of the latest formal syntactic tools, it combines careful textual ... More

Truth and Veridicality in Grammar and ThoughtMood, Modality, and Propositional Attitudes

Truth and Veridicality in Grammar and Thought: Mood, Modality, and Propositional Attitudes

Anastasia Giannakidou and Alda Mari

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226763200
eISBN:
9780226763484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763484.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book is about how the concepts of truth, knowledge, and, broadly speaking, belief are reflected and codified in the grammar of natural languages. Does language directly access the world (what is ... More

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