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Count and Mass Across Languages

Diane Massam (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume explores the expression of the concepts count and mass in human language and probes the complex relation between seemingly incontrovertible aspects of meaning and their varied grammatical ... More


Corridors of Power: The Politics of Environmental Aid to Madagascar

Catherine A. Corson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300212273
eISBN:
9780300225068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212273.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

Since the 1970s, the U.S. Agency for International Development has spent millions of dollars to preserve Madagascar's rich biological diversity. Yet its habitats are still in decline. Studying forty ... More


Agents and Causes in Malagasy and Tagalog

LISA TRAVIS

in The Syntax of Aspect: Deriving Thematic and Aspectual Interpretation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280445
eISBN:
9780191712845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280445.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter uses overt morphological alternations in Malagasy and Tagalog – two Western Malayo-Polynesian languages – to probe issues concerning aspect (telicity) and argument structure. It argues ... More


Antipassive in Austronesian alignment change

Edith Aldridge

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter proposes that an ergative language becomes split-ergative by a reanalysis of its antipassive construction as syntactically transitive. A split-ergative language then can evolve into an ... More


Sluicing without wh-movement in Malagasy *

Ileana Paul and Eric Potsdam

in Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The standard analysis of sluicing, in which wh-movement is followed by clausal deletion, predicts that sluicing should not be found in languages that do not have wh-movement. Such a conclusion has ... More


General number and the structure of DP *

Ileana Paul

in Count and Mass Across Languages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses the issue of general number: nominal forms that are underspecified for number. Drawing on data from Malagasy and a range of other languages, it is shown that general number ... More


Head Movement

Norvin Richards

in Contiguity Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034425
eISBN:
9780262332330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034425.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The theory developed so far is applied to head-movement; along with the existing requirements of Generalized Contiguity and Affix Support, the chapter adds a requirement that affixes be attached to ... More


Translation and its Others: Postcolonial Linguistic Strategies of Writers from the Francophone Indian Ocean

Peter Hawkins

in Intimate Enemies: Translation in Francophone Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318672
eISBN:
9781846317996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This article discusses the difficulties of postcolonial writers in confronting a situation of linguistic hegemony effectively imposed by the former colonial languages, French and to a lesser extent, ... More


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