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Narrative and Intertextuality: Telling One's Own Story within a Textual Community

Charlotte Linde

in Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter investigates the relation between institutional stories and the ways in which members tell their own stories within this field of prior texts. It examines the notions of intertextuality ... More


Morphological analysis

Geert Booij

in The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226245
eISBN:
9780191710360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226245.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Complex words can be divided into different kinds of morphemes such as roots and affixes. Natural languages show a number of formal operations to make new words: affixation, compounding, conversion, ... More


New Thoughts on Stylistic Inversion

Jean-Yves Pollock

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/9780195179163.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter studies French sentences in which the subject follows the verb. In this analysis, multiple leftward movements interact in such a way as to provide accounts for various phenomena that ... More


Distributed Selection

Peter Ackema and Ad Neeleman

in Beyond Morphology: Interface Conditions on Word Formation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267286
eISBN:
9780191708312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267286.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses why phrasal affixation is more restricted than phrasal compounding. The restrictions follow from the correspondence rules that regulate the relation between the syntactic and ... More


Logic: a new beginning

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in The Logic of Language: Language From Within Volume II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559480
eISBN:
9780191721144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559480.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Entailment, contrariety, and contradiction stand in a triangular relation. Given negation of the predicate and given the duality of all and some, two isomorphic triangles arise, together forming an ... More


Structure

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume III: Phonology-Syntax Analogies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608331
eISBN:
9780191732119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608331.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter examines structural properties that in some form seem to be central to syntax, but at most marginal in phonology. Firstly, it looks at the presence of lexical derivation involving ... More


The form and function of argument-structure representations

Andrew Spencer

in Lexical Relatedness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679928
eISBN:
9780191761508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679928.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter presents a set of formal mechanisms for describing argument structure alternations as lexical phenomena which have complex interactions with syntactic form and with semantic content. The ... More


Flexible Word Classes: Typological studies of underspecified parts of speech

Jan Rijkhoff and Eva van Lier (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668441
eISBN:
9780191748707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668441.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This book is the first major cross-linguistic study of ‘flexible words’, i.e. words that cannot be classified in terms of the traditional lexical categories Verb, Noun, Adjective or Adverb. This is ... More


Passivization Targets: I

Paul M. Postal

in Edge-Based Clausal Syntax: A Study of (Mostly) English Object Structure

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014816
eISBN:
9780262295482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014816.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines active clause determiner phrases (DPs) that can “feed” the existence of passive clauses. More specifically, it considers what active clause DPs can correspond to the final 1s of ... More


Flexible word classes in linguistic typology and grammatical theory

Eva van Lier and Jan Rijkhoff

in Flexible Word Classes: Typological studies of underspecified parts of speech

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668441
eISBN:
9780191748707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668441.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The first chapter presents a discussion of current issues in the categorization of word classes, focusing in particular on the idea that the traditional set of categories needs to be revised or ... More


Situation Semantics

Paul Elbourne

in Definite Descriptions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660193
eISBN:
9780191757303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660193.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The system of situation semantics in which the rest of the book iscouched is described. It consists of a fully compositional fragment ofEnglish based most directly on work by Kratzer, Heim and ... More


The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This volume presents a data-rich description of English inflection and word-formation. Based on large corpora including the Corpus of Contemporary American English and the British National Corpus, it ... More


Names are not nouns

Fran Colman

in The Grammar of Names in Anglo-Saxon England: The Linguistics and Culture of the Old English Onomasticon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701675
eISBN:
9780191771477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701675.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This argues against the common grouping of names with nouns, and presents previous alternative views. Names have been characterized as one of the three types of definite referring phrases: names, ... More


On the role of the paradigm as a marker of lexical-item formation

Fran Colman

in The Grammar of Names in Anglo-Saxon England: The Linguistics and Culture of the Old English Onomasticon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701675
eISBN:
9780191771477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701675.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 8 continues with identifying lexical information entered in an onomasticon, in an analysis invoking conversion as lexical-item formation with no overt derivational signal. In an inflected ... More


Derivation

Geert Booij

in The Morphology of Dutch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198838852
eISBN:
9780191874833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838852.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Dutch complex words are formed by means of suffixation, prefixation, and conversion (change of category without morphological marking). The productivity of a word formation process is subject to ... More


Pair-list and set readings

Ilaria Frana

in Concealed Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199670925
eISBN:
9780191749605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670925.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter presents a novel account of quantified CQs that captures both pair-list and set readings. With respect to the distribution of the two readings, I propose that pair-list readings arise ... More


Theoretical assumptions

D. Gary Miller

in English Lexicogenesis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689880
eISBN:
9780191770371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689880.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter introduces the core terminology used throughout this work, which is concerned with the phonological, prosodic, and morphological properties of words and constituent parts of words. ... More


New patterns of derivation

D. Gary Miller

in English Lexicogenesis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689880
eISBN:
9780191770371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689880.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter is about particles in word formation. English is nearly alone in attaching suffixes to particles, as in get-at-able, march-through-ee, fixer-upper, and (plural) knock-out-s. For the ... More


Which words are adjectives?

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/9780199681594.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

The first part of this chapter discusses the traditional definition of an adjective and the way it has developed in the history of grammar. It questions the validity of syntactic categories at the ... More


Derived nouns: event, state, result

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

in The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This chapter discusses derived nouns denoting events, states, results, as well as related semantic categories such as products and means. Such nouns are formed with the suffixes -ing, -ation, -ment, ... More


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