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Discourse

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A discourse consists of usage events, and in the usage based approach linguistic units are seen as being abstracted from such events. Discourse is fundamentally interactive and necessarily dynamic. ... More


Gradient Perception of Intonation

CAROLINE FÉRY and RUBEN STOEL

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the gradient nature of the acceptability of intonation patterns in the German declarative sentences. It then cross-splices three kinds of sentences elicited in various ... More


Origins of the Greek law of limitation

Philomen Probert

in Laws and Rules in Indo‐European

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199609925
eISBN:
9780191741579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609925.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter proposes a historical account of the Greek ‘law of limitation’, the restrictions on the distance from the end of the word where the accent may fall. It argues that reanalysis of forms ... More


Introduction

Norma Schifano

in Verb Movement in Romance: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198804642
eISBN:
9780191842863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804642.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 1 outlines the main research questions of the book, namely identifying a detailed map of verb movement across a wide selection of (non-)standard Romance varieties and showing that much more ... More


The wh parameter and radical externalization

Éric Mathieu

in Rethinking Parameters

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461737
eISBN:
9780190461768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461737.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Inspired by Richards (2010), the hypothesis of this chapter is that whether a language is a wh in situ or a wh movement language depends entirely on whether the language associates focus with prosody ... More


Linear and layered dependency

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/9780199681594.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Do dependents in the noun phrase form a layered structure, in which all constituents are binary? Arguments have been offered for this analysis, which on closer inspection often take their conclusion ... More


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