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Feature geometry and predictions of locality

Ivan A. Sag

in Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577743
eISBN:
9780191722844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that grammar is a set of local constraints. The Sign‐Based Construction Grammar architecture is feature‐based and model‐theoretic, utilizing constructs (mother–daughter ... More


Core syntactic relations

Anat Ninio

in Syntactic development, its input and output

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199565962
eISBN:
9780191725616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565962.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews the linguistic literature concerning syntactic atoms in two different types of linguistic theories: mainstream generative grammar and Construction Grammars. In the first ... More


Theory and Method

Peter Petré

in Constructions and Environments: Copular, Passive, and Related Constructions in Old and Middle English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199373390
eISBN:
9780199373413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373390.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 3 outlines the diachronic application of construction grammar to the case studies, and discusses the compilation of a representative data sample. Under constructionist theory, changes in the ... More


Defaults and lexical prototypes

Robert Malouf

in Defaults in Morphological Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198712329
eISBN:
9780191780882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712329.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Inheritance plays several distinct but crucial roles in the representation of linguistic information in Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar and other constraint-based frameworks. The primary use of ... More


Argument mapping approaches

Stephen Wechsler

in Word Meaning and Syntax: Approaches to the Interface

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199279883
eISBN:
9780191757563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279883.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter describes formal theories and frameworks for capturing the mapping from word meaning to syntactic structure. First, lexical approaches are presented. The development of ... More


Relabeling in Two Different Theories of the Lexicon

RenÉe Lambert-BrÉtiÈre and Claire Lefebvre

in Relabeling in Language Genesis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199945290
eISBN:
9780190201203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945290.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

By its very nature, relabeling takes place in the lexical component of the grammar. By hypothesis, different theories of the lexicon should make different predictions as to the nature of the lexical ... More


Relabeling and Word Order: A Construction Grammar Perspective

Claire Lefebvre and Renée Lambert-Brétière

in Relabeling in Language Genesis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199945290
eISBN:
9780190201203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945290.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Word order in creoles does not systematically reflect that of either of their contributing languages. This puzzle has generated a significant amount of research from different perspectives. On the ... More


Introduction

Claire Lefebvre

in Relabeling in Language Genesis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199945290
eISBN:
9780190201203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945290.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides a formal definition of the process of relabeling and introduces the issues and topics that will be addressed in this book: relabeling as a central process in language ... More


Systemic polyfunctionality and morphology–syntax interdependencies

Farrell Ackerman and Olivier Bonami

in Defaults in Morphological Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198712329
eISBN:
9780191780882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712329.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter examines classes of grammatical markers that can serve more than one function, polyfunctional markers, spoiling the one-to-one form and function relation which is what morphology tends to ... More


Why move? How weight and discourse factors combine to predict relative clause extraposition in English

Elaine J. Francis and Laura A. Michaelis

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In relative clause extraposition (RCE) in English, a subject-modifying relative clause appears after the verb phrase, as in Some research was conducted that supports the existing theory. Previous ... More


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