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Categoriality in Language ChangeThe Case of the English Gerund

Categoriality in Language Change: The Case of the English Gerund

Lauren Fonteyn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190917579
eISBN:
9780190917609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917579.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This study presents the first elaborate attempt to set out a functional-semantic definition of diachronic transcategorial shift between the major classes “noun”/“nominal” and “verb”/“clause.” In ... More

A Journey in Languages and CulturesThe Life of a Bicultural Bilingual

A Journey in Languages and Cultures: The Life of a Bicultural Bilingual

François Grosjean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198754947
eISBN:
9780191816437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754947.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The author of this book is known the world over for his work on those who live with two or more languages. He has been called “one of the grand old men of research on bilingualism” because of his ... More

The Morphology of Dutch

The Morphology of Dutch

Geert Booij

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198838852
eISBN:
9780191874833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838852.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is the first fully-fledged description of the morphological system of Dutch in English. Inflection, derivation, and compounding are each discussed in separate chapters, following a short ... More

The Normative Animal?On the Anthropological Significance of Social, Moral, and Linguistic Norms

The Normative Animal?: On the Anthropological Significance of Social, Moral, and Linguistic Norms

Neil Roughley and Kurt Bayertz (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190846466
eISBN:
9780190846497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846466.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Humans, it is often claimed, are rational, linguistic, cultural, or moral creatures. What these characterizations may all have in common is the more fundamental claim that humans are normative ... More

The Oxford Gothic Grammar

The Oxford Gothic Grammar

D. Gary Miller

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198813590
eISBN:
9780191851438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813590.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This reference grammar of Gothic includes much history along with a description of Gothic grammar. Apart from runic inscriptions, Gothic is the earliest attested language of the Germanic family in ... More

The Oxford Guide to Middle High German

The Oxford Guide to Middle High German

Howard Jones and Martin H. Jones

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199654611
eISBN:
9780191851698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199654611.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The Oxford Guide to Middle High German is the most comprehensive self-contained treatment of Middle High German available in English. It covers the language, literature, history, and culture of ... More

Prominent Internal Possessors

Prominent Internal Possessors

András Bárány, Oliver Bond, and Irina Nikolaeva (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198812142
eISBN:
9780191850103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812142.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume is the first to provide a comprehensive cross-linguistic overview of an understudied typological phenomenon, the clause-level argument-like behaviour of internal possessors. In some ... More

Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

David Lanius

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190923693
eISBN:
9780190923723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923693.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Indeterminacy in legal texts is pervasive.At the same time, there is a widespread misunderstanding about what indeterminacy is - especially in the law. Legal texts are particularly interesting ... 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

What Graeco-Roman Grammar Was About

What Graeco-Roman Grammar Was About

P. H. Matthews

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198830115
eISBN:
9780191868467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830115.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book explains how the grammarians of the Graeco-Roman world perceived the nature and structure of the languages they taught. The volume focuses primarily on the early centuries AD, a time when ... More

Word Order and Parameter Change in RomanianA Comparative Romance Perspective

Word Order and Parameter Change in Romanian: A Comparative Romance Perspective

Alexandru Nicolae

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198807360
eISBN:
9780191844980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807360.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The book provides a comprehensive description and in-depth analysis of the major word order changes affecting the clausal and the nominal domains in the transition from old to modern Romanian. The ... More

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