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Animate object fronting in Dutch: A production study

Monique J. A. Lamers and Helen de Hoop

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In Dutch, there is a preference for starting a sentence with an animate noun phrase. At the same time, as in many other languages, there is a strong tendency to start a sentence with the grammatical ... More


Theoretical and Methodological Considerations

Ayumi Miura

in Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal Constructions: Verb Meaning and Syntax in Diachrony

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199947157
eISBN:
9780190204556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199947157.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Historical Linguistics

This chapter begins by addressing general concerns in detecting, and not detecting, the evidence for historical syntax and then discusses possible theories and methodologies for investigating the ... More


Changes in the argument and event structure of psych verbs in the history of Spanish

Montserrat Batllori, Elisabeth Gibert-Sotelo, and Isabel Pujol

in Cycles in Language Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198824961
eISBN:
9780191863608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824961.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter offers a detailed study of changes affecting the argument structure of Spanish psych verbs that appear with a dative experiencer (EXP). After proposing a three-way classification of ... More


Introduction

Ayumi Miura

in Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal Constructions: Verb Meaning and Syntax in Diachrony

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199947157
eISBN:
9780190204556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199947157.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Historical Linguistics

The first chapter provides a careful examination of the overall research context, with special emphasis on different syntactic-semantic definitions and classifications of ‘impersonal constructions’ ... More


Moving Verbal Chunks in the Low Functional Field

Adriana Belletti and Luigi Rizzi

in Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746736
eISBN:
9780199949519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on two apparently unrelated facts that could present problems for the cartographic approach, namely the degraded status of an adverbial PP in a functional specifier as opposed to ... More


Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal Constructions: Verb Meaning and Syntax in Diachrony

Ayumi Miura

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199947157
eISBN:
9780190204556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199947157.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Historical Linguistics

Impersonal constructions in the history of English form a puzzling category, in that there has been uncertainty as to why some verbs are attested in such constructions while others are not, even ... More


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