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Configurationality and the rise of functional structure

Adam Ledgeway

in From Latin to Romance: Morphosyntactic Typology and Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584376
eISBN:
9780191741463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584376.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter shows that, in contrast to Latin, the Romance languages present abundant evidence for the widespread existence of functional structure and associated functional categories in the left ... More


Nominals

Jan Terje Faarlund

in The Syntax of Mainland Scandinavian

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817918
eISBN:
9780191859298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817918.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This chapter deals with the DP and its various layers. The lowest layer is the lexical domain, the NP. On top of the NP, there is a grammatical domain, calledsee Inflectional Phrase (IP), which ... More


Closed classes

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199683215
eISBN:
9780191764912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

The content, the nature, and the number of closed classes vary across languages. In some languages, adjectives form a small closed class of just a few members, typically with the meanings of ... More


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