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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


From Latin to Romance: Morphosyntactic Typology and Change

Adam Ledgeway

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584376
eISBN:
9780191741463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584376.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This book examines the grammatical changes that took place in the transition from Latin to the Romance languages. The emerging language underwent changes in three fundamental areas involving the noun ... More


Oceanic Languages, Serial Verbs, and Linguistic Descriptions

Terry Crowley

in Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

The Austronesian languages represent one of the geographically most widely distributed genetic groupings of languages in the world, extending from Easter Island in the east, New Zealand in the south, ... More


Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Oliver Bond, Greville G. Corbett, Marina Chumakina, and Dunstan Brown (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198747291
eISBN:
9780191809705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747291.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Imagine how the discipline of linguistics would be if expert practitioners of different theories met in a collaborative setting to tackle the same challenging data—to test the limits of their model’s ... More


Perceived phrasing in French: A survey of some sentence structures

Caroline L. Smith

in Romance Phonetics and Phonology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198739401
eISBN:
9780191802423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739401.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Studies of prosodic structure in French have tended to concentrate on production in order to identify what levels of phrasing speakers differentiate. But what are listeners hearing? The chapter ... More


The adjective phrase

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/9780198817918.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Besides adjectives proper, participles also function syntactically as adjectives. Adjectives used as predicate complements have an external argument which may raise to become the subject of a copula ... More


Archi as a basis for comparing different frameworks

Dunstan Brown and Peter Sells

in Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198747291
eISBN:
9780191809705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747291.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The set of agreement problems presented by Archi test the adequacy of available infrastructure in theoretical models of agreement and reveal the basic similarities that underpin different approaches. ... More


Intonational phonology of French: Developing a ToBI system for French

Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Brechtje Post, Mathieu Avanzi, Carolin Buthke, Albert Di Cristo, Ingo Feldhausen, Sun-Ah Jun, Philippe Martin, Trudel Meisenburg, Annie Rialland, Rafèu Sichel-Bazin, and Hi-Yon Yoo

in Intonation in Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The aim of the chapter is to propose a ToBI transcription system for French, F_ToBI. The system is designed in such a way as to (i) be (surface) transparent and easily learnable by researchers ... 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


Intonation in Romance

Sónia Frota and Pilar Prieto (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This book offers a comprehensive description of the prosody of nine Romance languages (Catalan, French, Friulian, Italian, Occitan, Portuguese, Romanian, Sardinian, and Spanish) which takes into ... More


The independent sentence

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/9780198817918.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The topic of this chapter is the C-domain and the main clause. In main clauses the finite verb moves to C. By topicalization, a phrase of any lexical category is obligatorily moved to SpecCP, ... More


Basics

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/9780199683215.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Some useful concepts and the building blocks of any grammatical description are summarized in this chapter (hence its title). The glossary, at the end of the book, includes notions specific to ... More


Nouns

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/9780199683215.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses categories associated with nouns. Grammatical categories associated with nouns can reflect the referential properties of a noun (or a noun phrase). Such categories include ... More


Verbs

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/9780199683215.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

In many languages, the verb is the only obligatory element in the clause. Verbs tend to have more inflectional complexity than nouns. Their syntactic function is to head the clausal predicate. This ... More


Introduction

Oliver Bond, Greville G. Corbett, and Marina Chumakina

in Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198747291
eISBN:
9780191809705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747291.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Agreement is a typologically common syntactic phenomenon that should be at the core of the design of every model of syntax. Even the straightforward examples of agreement are puzzling for ... More


Agreement domains and targets

Oliver Bond and Marina Chumakina

in Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198747291
eISBN:
9780191809705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747291.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

There are two distinct syntactic agreement domains in Archi, the noun phrase and the clause, each presenting different challenges for an account of the mechanisms underlying their behaviour. Within ... More


Competing controllers and agreement potential

Marina Chumakina and Oliver Bond

in Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198747291
eISBN:
9780191809705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747291.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Archi presents a number of challenging problems for syntactic theory as a result of the (semi-)predictable non-uniformity within the agreement system. An adequate model must account for the behaviour ... More


HPSG and the nature of agreement in Archi

Robert D. Borsley

in Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198747291
eISBN:
9780191809705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747291.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

In Archi, verbs and other clausal constituents agree with an absolutive argument. Attributive adjectives, demonstratives, and possessive pronouns agree with the head noun in the nominal domain. In ... More


Intonational phonology of Catalan and its dialectal varieties

Pilar Prieto, Joan Borràs-Comes, Teresa Cabré, Verònica Crespo-Sendra, Ignasi Mascaró, Paolo Roseano, Rafèu Sichel-Bazin, and Maria del Mar Vanrell

in Intonation in Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter describes the intonation and prosodic phrasing patterns which characterize the main dialects of the Catalan language, namely Central Catalan, Northwestern Catalan, Valencian, Balearic ... More


Intonational phonology of Occitan: Towards a prosodic transcription system

Rafèu Sichel-Bazin, Trudel Meisenburg, and Pilar Prieto

in Intonation in Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter gives the first overall description of the prosodic organization of Occitan, a Gallo-Romance minority language spoken mainly in southern France. It presents the relevant units of the ... More


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