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Some Notes on Comparative Syntax: With Special Reference to English and French

Richard S. Kayne

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/9780195179163.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses comparative syntax and the parameters underlying some very fine-grained differences (in the area of quantity words) between English and French. One type of parameter proposed ... More


On Some Prepositions That Look DP-Internal: English of and French de

Richard S. Kayne

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/9780195179163.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the question of prepositions, pursuing the argument in favor of an above-verb phrase (VP) source for some of them. Certain quantifier movements must then be reanalyzed as ... More


A Note on the Syntax of Quantity in English

Richard S. Kayne

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/9780195179163.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores unpronounced elements in the context of a discussion of the English words few, little, many, much, and numerous. As is well known, few has regular comparative and superlative ... More


Count and Mass Across Languages

Diane Massam (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume explores the expression of the concepts count and mass in human language and probes the complex relation between seemingly incontrovertible aspects of meaning and their varied grammatical ... More


Universal 20 without the LCA *

Klaus Abels and Ad Neeleman

in Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter argues that Cinque's (2005) result concerning the noun phrase internal order of demonstrative, numeral, adjective, and noun can be derived with- appeal to Kayne's (1994) Linear ... More


The Old Chinese determiner zhe

Edith Aldridge

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter analyses zhe in archaic Chinese as a determiner which selects a nominal or clausal complement and projects a DP. As a determiner, zhe can further serve as the external binder of a gap in ... More


The Syntactic Representation of Scope

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Classical NEG Raising: An Essay on the Syntax of Negation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027311
eISBN:
9780262323840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027311.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the representation of quantifier scope and its general assumptions. It takes the scope of quantifiers to be represented syntactically by the presence of determiner phrase (DP) ... More


NEG Raising from Scope Positions

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Classical NEG Raising: An Essay on the Syntax of Negation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027311
eISBN:
9780262323840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027311.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on the assumption that the negative polarity item (NPI) phrase occupies a scope position as well as the object position, suggesting that NEG raising takes place only from the ... More


Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Dianne Jonas, John Whitman, and Andrew Garrett (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book advances research on grammatical change and shows the breadth and liveliness of the field. Leading international scholars report and reflect on the latest research into the nature and ... More


Cycles in Language Change

Miriam Bouzouita, Anne Breitbarth, Lieven Danckaert, and Elisabeth Witzenhausen (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198824961
eISBN:
9780191863608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824961.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The notion of ‘linguistic cycle’ has long been recognized as being relevant to the descriptions of many processes of language change. In a process known as grammaticalization, a given linguistic form ... More


Triggering syntactic change: Inertia and local causes in the history of English genitives

Paola Crisma

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter brings order to the bewildering complexity of genitive placement in determiner phrase (DP) in Old English (OE). In OE DPs containing a determiner, a genitive, and the head noun, all ... More


Polyadic Quantification

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Classical NEG Raising: An Essay on the Syntax of Negation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027311
eISBN:
9780262323840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027311.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on polyadic quantification, which exists when n-tuples (n > 1) of determiner phrases (DPs) yield a single quantifier interpreted as quantifying over n-tuples of individuals. It ... More


Looking back and looking ahead

Daniel Gutzmann

in The Grammar of Expressivity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198812128
eISBN:
9780191850110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812128.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

The final chapter is concerned with looking back and looking ahead. It concludes with a broad view of the topics dealt with in this book and summarizes the main findings: expressivity can partake in ... More


Conclusion

Heather Burnett

in Gradability in Natural Language: Logical and Grammatical Foundations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198724797
eISBN:
9780191792298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724797.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter summarizes the main empirical and theoretical claims made by this work and draws some final conclusions on the nature of vagueness and scalarity in natural language. The book argues for ... More


Conclusion

Thomas Leu

in The Architecture of Determiners

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199945238
eISBN:
9780190214876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945238.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

One general conclusion to be drawn from this work is that the familiar idea that morphematic complexity is syntactically derived extends to function words — i.e., to segmentability inside of closed ... More


The count mass distinction: Issues and perspectives

Jila Ghomeshi and Diane Massam

in Count and Mass Across Languages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents the issues arising from the study of the count mass distinction in human language. Three core questions are posed. First, do these concepts form part of a universally shared and ... More


Word order change at the left periphery of the Hungarian noun phrase

Barbara Egedi

in Word Order Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter studies the determination and the distribution of possessive constructions from Old to Modern Hungarian. The grammaticalization of the definite article in well-defined contexts had ... More


The DP

Erich R. Round

in Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654871
eISBN:
9780191745560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654871.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 6 investigates determiner phrase (DP) structure. Arguments for the existence of a DP are given and an exemplification provided of filled and unfilled structural positions. Evidence suggests ... More


DP juxtaposition

Erich R. Round

in Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654871
eISBN:
9780191745560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654871.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 7 examines DP juxtaposition, which is frequently employed in Kayardild as in many other Australian languages. Functions of juxtaposition are introduced and illustrated. Consideration of ... More


ADJ and INV Variants Among Wh- and S-Determiners

Thomas Leu

in The Architecture of Determiners

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199945238
eISBN:
9780190214876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945238.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 6 widens the discussion of the INV-ADJ contrast by including wh-determiners and s–determiners, which display that variation across Germanic. A detailed analysis of the was für determiner ... More


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