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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


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


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