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The Unity of Linguistic Meaning

John Collins

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694846
eISBN:
9780191732027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694846.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

The general aim of The Unity of Linguistic Meaning is to deliver a solution to the so-called ‘unity of the proposition’ problem as it pertains to linguistic meaning. The problem is to explain what ... More


Prepositions as Probes

Richard S. Kayne

in Movement and Silence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179163
eISBN:
9780199788330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the relation between prepositions and movement, arguing that in at least some cases — in particular, in causatives — what is considered as the argument of a preposition comes ... More


Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

Anne Reboul

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198747314
eISBN:
9780191809729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747314.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The book offers a new approach to the evolution of language, arguing for a two-step process, syntax first evolving as an auto-organizational process for the human conceptual apparatus (as a Language ... More


Wordhood and word-internal domains

Glyne Piggott and Lisa deMena Travis (eds)

in The Structure of Words at the Interfaces

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778264
eISBN:
9780191823770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778264.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates a view of wordhood where words are analysed as complex heads that contain no phrasal material. Several cases are examined where phonological and semantic information points ... More


Harmonic Derivationalism *

Winferied Lechner

in Syntax and its Limits

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683239
eISBN:
9780191763212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683239.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter suggests that the grammar includes two distinct covert components which in combination derive the logical syntax of meanings: an interface to the Deductive System (DS), which precedes ... More


Merge and the lexicalization of concepts

Anne Reboul

in Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198747314
eISBN:
9780191809729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747314.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 4 is basically dedicated to outlining the kind of syntax that is characteristic of the human Language of Thought, and to the effect of the lexicalization process on concepts. It begins with ... More


Parataxis and coordination as precursors to hierarchy: Evolving recursive grammars

Ljiljana Progovac

in Evolutionary Syntax

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198736547
eISBN:
9780191800276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736547.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the nature of the bond between the merged elements in the proto-syntactic constructs, as well as how the syntactic bond evolves over time. A distinction is made between the ... More


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