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Introduction

JAN TERJE FAARLUND

in The Syntax of Old Norse: With a survey of the inflectional morphology and a complete bibliography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235599
eISBN:
9780191709401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235599.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introductory chapter starts with a brief discussion of the challenges connected with describing and analyzing an extinct language, as well as problems having to do with the relationship between ... More


The Mental Corpus: How language is represented in the mind

John R. Taylor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199290802
eISBN:
9780191741388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book argues that knowledge of a language can be thought of as a mental corpus, that is, as a repository of memories of previous linguistic encounters with the language. Features of incoming ... More


Change, relatedness, and inertia in historical syntax

Crisma Paola and Giuseppe Longobardi

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/9780199560547.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the conceptual and methodological shortcomings arising from the notion of ‘change’ within the abstract biolinguistic framework of generative grammar. The chapter argues that ... More


The mental corpus

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus: How language is represented in the mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199290802
eISBN:
9780191741388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The chapter summarizes the main findings, concerning speakers’ precise knowledge of a myriad of particular facts, their knowledge of frequencies, their sensitivity to contextual and incidental ... More


Conceptualizing language

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus: How language is represented in the mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199290802
eISBN:
9780191741388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

A theory of language in the mind – the goal of any linguistic theory – must begin with a study of language as encountered. The chapter emphasizes the dialectic relation between E-language (external ... More


The Jespersen Cycle of negation

Ahmad Alqassas

in A Multi-locus Analysis of Arabic Negation: Micro-variation in Southern Levantine, Gulf and Standard Arabic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433143
eISBN:
9781474460156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433143.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter explores the dynamic interaction between syntax and morpho-phonology behind the complex variation in negation strategies in Jordanian Arabic involving unexpected change-in-progress ... More


Language Architecture and Its Import for Evolution

Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky

in Why Only Us: Language and Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034241
eISBN:
9780262333351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034241.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses language architecture and its significance for evolution. It first considers the problem of the evolution of language, along with the Basic Property of human language, the ... More


Biolinguistics and Information

Cedric Boeckx and Juan Uriagereka

in Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262201742
eISBN:
9780262295246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262201742.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter focuses on biolinguistics and how it seeks to uncover the laws that determine the nature of the faculty of language, the principles behind its development, and the ways in which it is ... More


A defense of the Voice of Competence

Georges Rey

in Linguistic Intuitions: Evidence and Method

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198840558
eISBN:
9780191876240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840558.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Michael Devitt has argued against the view that the intuitive verdicts on which linguists routinely rely result from a special “Voice of Competence” (VoC) whereby the spontaneous intuitions of native ... More


Theoretical assumptions

D. Gary Miller

in English Lexicogenesis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689880
eISBN:
9780191770371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689880.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter introduces the core terminology used throughout this work, which is concerned with the phonological, prosodic, and morphological properties of words and constituent parts of words. ... More


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