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Complex Sentences

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The distinction between coordination and subordination is not clear-cut. The essence of coordination is the mental juxtaposition of structures construed as parallel and co-equal. Subordination has a ... More


Constructions: Descriptive Factors

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Constructions are characterized in terms of four basic factors: correspondences, profiling, elaboration, and constituency. Correspondences are the basis for semantic and grammatical integration; they ... More


Expanding the Data Set

Jeroen van Craenenbroeck

in The Syntax of Ellipsis: Evidence from Dutch Dialects

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195375640
eISBN:
9780199871612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375640.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter further extends the data set of this book in two ways. First of all, it briefly discusses the occurrence of spading in Eastern Norwegian and French. Secondly, it focuses on two other ... More


The Effect of Usage on Degrees of Constituency: The Reduction of Don’t in English

WITH JOANNE SCHEIBMAN

in Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195301571
eISBN:
9780199867271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301571.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter deals with constituent structure, primarily in English, and argues that the non-semantic phenomena associated with constituent structure can be attributed to frequency of co-occurrence. ... More


Sequentiality as the Basis of Constituent Structure

Joan Bybee

in Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195301571
eISBN:
9780199867271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301571.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Recent investigations of the relation between grammar and language use, especially in the literature on grammaticization, have made it clear that grammar is not a fixed logical structure but rather ... More


Rhythm and intonation

Kristján Árnason

in The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The chapter describes ways of analysing different rhythmic interpretations of phrases and other phonological constituents in Icelandic and Faroese in terms of metrical grids and how intonational ... More


Inside Access: The Prosodic Role of Internal Morphological Constituency

Patricia A. Shaw

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines a complex variety of stress facts from the central Coast Salish language Musqueam, with an emphasis on the prosody–morphology interface. In the context of the restrictive ... More


Tone and intonation

Matthew K. Gordon

in Phonological Typology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199669004
eISBN:
9780191821745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669004.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter examines the typology of tone and intonation. Tone systems are surveyed along several dimensions, including their geographic distribution and positional restrictions, as well as their ... More


Syntactic edges and two types of floating quantification

Heejeong Ko

in Edges in Syntax: Scrambling and Cyclic Linearization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199660261
eISBN:
9780191749162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660261.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 3 investigates how (re)orderings at syntactic edges are affected by underlying constituency, with reference to two types of floating quantification. The chapter argues that adverbial floating ... More


Envoi

P. H. Matthews

in The Positions of Adjectives in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681594
eISBN:
9780191760792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681594.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This final chapter, which is much shorter than the others, tries to draw some morals for the study of syntax generally. These concern especially the distinction between functions and categories, and ... More


What is at stake: Word order, configurationality, and the potential for structural ambiguity

Lieven Danckaert

in The Development of Latin Clause Structure: A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Starting from the observation that Latin word order is remarkably flexible, this chapter presents and compares four different approaches (non-configurational, semi-configurational, hybrid, and fully ... More


Other combinatory categorial frameworks

Chris Barker and Chung-Chieh Shan

in Continuations and Natural Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575015
eISBN:
9780191757419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575015.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 11 compares the tower fragment with two other combinatory approaches to scope and binding. The first comparison is with Jacobson’s variable‐free semantics. The tower system shares a number of ... More


Linear and layered dependency

P. H. Matthews

in The Positions of Adjectives in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681594
eISBN:
9780191760792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681594.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Do dependents in the noun phrase form a layered structure, in which all constituents are binary? Arguments have been offered for this analysis, which on closer inspection often take their conclusion ... More


Prosodic structure

Daniel Büring

in Intonation and Meaning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199226269
eISBN:
9780191826603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226269.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Phonetics / Phonology

Prosodic structure features prominently in work on metrical stress, in intonational phonology and prosodic phonology (where it provides the domain for segmental and supra-segmental processes), but ... More


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