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Observations concerning names and related categories

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter brings together and extends various observations on the functions of names and their relation to other categories. Names as arguments are definite and serve independently to establish ... 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


Considering Problematic Codeswitching Data and Other Approaches

CAROL MYERS-SCOTTON

in Contact Linguistics: Bilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299530
eISBN:
9780191708107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299530.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter considers data that are problematic for the Matrix Language Frame (MLF) model. These include: Arabic determiners in codeswitching; ‘do’ verb (light verbs) constructions; and Embedded ... More


Prepositional genitives in Romance and the issue of parallel development: From Latin to Old French

Chiara Gianollo

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The fact that the Romance languages appear to be, from the viewpoint of syntactic typology, much closer to one another than to their documented common Latin ancestor is often cited as a striking case ... 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


Some Preliminary Comparative Remarks on French and Italian Definite Articles

Richard S. Kayne

in Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines parametric variation within the nominal domain and shows that crosslinguistic variation across a variety of nominal constructions can be linked to a single parameter: the ... More


Parallel Nominal and Verbal Projections

Karine Megerdoomian

in Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines the correlation between the noun phrase and the verb phrase by focusing on the morphological and semantic properties of Case and agreement in a number of languages including ... More


On abstraction and language universals

Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini

in Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677139
eISBN:
9780191756368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677139.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The author of this chapter addresses the question of whether language universals are caused or uncaused. He reviews the conservativity property of determiners―a true language universal unexplainable ... More


Determiners: An empirical argument for innateness 1

Virginia Valian

in Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677139
eISBN:
9780191756368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677139.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter proposes that determiners are the thin edge of the wedge in arguments for innateness of syntax. As soon as it is possible to measure children’s production of determiners, around age two, ... More


Origins of Type 1 (Periodic) Multiple Exponence

Alice C. Harris

in Multiple Exponence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190464356
eISBN:
9780190464370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464356.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Grammaticalization of auxiliaries, light verbs, or serial verbs has led to ME in the verb in a variety of languages. Similarly, grammaticalization of determiners has led to ME in the noun or ... More


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