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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

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

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 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

Enriched MeaningsNatural Language Semantics with Category Theory

Enriched Meanings: Natural Language Semantics with Category Theory

Ash Asudeh and Gianluca Giorgolo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198847854
eISBN:
9780191882470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847854.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book presents a theory of enriched meanings for natural language interpretation. Certain expressions that exhibit complex effects at the semantics/pragmatics boundary live in an enriched meaning ... More

Headless Relative Clauses in Mesoamerican Languages

Headless Relative Clauses in Mesoamerican Languages

Ivano Caponigro, Harold Torrence, and Roberto Zavala Maldonado (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197518373
eISBN:
9780197518410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518373.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This volume presents the collective work of a team of twenty-one scholars who have investigated headless relative clauses in fifteen languages from five language families—all Mesoamerican but one. ... 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

Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy

Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy

Jeffrey Punske, Nathan Sanders, and Amy V. Fountain (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198829874
eISBN:
9780191868351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829874.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume brings together multiple emerging strands of interest in language and linguistics. First is increasing attention on pedagogical scholarship in linguistics, signaled by the 2013 addition ... More

Language or Dialect?The History of a Conceptual Pair

Language or Dialect?: The History of a Conceptual Pair

Raf Van Rooy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198845713
eISBN:
9780191880865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845713.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

‘What is the difference between a language and a dialect?’ is one of the questions most frequently asked of linguists. A notorious and oft-repeated answer is ‘A language is a dialect with an army and ... More

Linguistic IntuitionsEvidence and Method

Linguistic Intuitions: Evidence and Method

Samuel Schindler, Anna Drożdżowicz, and Karen Brøcker (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198840558
eISBN:
9780191876240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840558.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In recent years there has been an increased interest in the evidential status and use of linguistic intuitions. This volume provides the most recent cutting-edge contributions from linguists and ... More

Linguistic Meaning Meets Linguistic Form

Linguistic Meaning Meets Linguistic Form

Patrick Duffley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198850700
eISBN:
9780191885648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850700.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book steers a middle course between two opposing conceptions that currently dominate the field of semantics, the logical and cognitive approaches. It brings to light the inadequacies of both ... 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

Phonological Word and Grammatical WordA Cross-Linguistic Typology

Phonological Word and Grammatical Word: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198865681
eISBN:
9780191898013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865681.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

‘Word’ is a cornerstone for the understanding of every language. It is a pronounceable phonological unit. It will also have a meaning, and a grammatical characterization-a morphological structure and ... More

Reimagining Rapport

Reimagining Rapport

Zane Goebel (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190917074
eISBN:
9780190917104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917074.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This collection sketches the use of the term rapport within the fields of anthropology, sociology, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and linguistic anthropology. Rather than leave the term ... 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

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

YiddishBiography of a Language

Yiddish: Biography of a Language

Jeffrey Shandler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190651961
eISBN:
9780190651992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651961.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book provides an introduction to Yiddish, the foundational vernacular of Ashkenazi Jews, both as a subject of interest in its own right and for the distinctive issues that Yiddish raises for the ... More

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