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The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Bettelou Los

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book describes the historical emergence and spread of the to-infinitive in English. It shows that to + infinitive emerged from a reanalysis of the preposition to plus a deverbal nominalization, ... More


The rise of to-infinitival Exceptional Case-Marking

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the rise of to-infinitival Exceptional Case-Marking (ECM) constructions as in, He believes the results to be unscientific, in late Middle English. It argues that a distinction ... More


Coordination, gapping, and the Portuguese inflected infinitive: the role of structural ambiguity in syntactic change

Ana Maria Martins

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/9780199582624.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the change that contributes to the extension of inflected infinitives to the complement of Exceptional Case Marking (ECM) verbs from the sixteenth century on. The chapter is ... More


Grading, Marking, and Feedback

Rita Berry

in Assessment for Learning

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622099579
eISBN:
9789882206649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099579.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter 7 explains the meaning of marking and grading and presents a number of grading methods. It also discusses some marking issues including fairness and moderation. Teachers are made aware that ... More


Theta Meets Case: An Extension1

Marijana Marelj

in Concepts, Syntax, and Their Interface: The Theta System

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034135
eISBN:
9780262333177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034135.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This extension examines further implications of the selection of ACC in the Theta System, specifically discussing its role from the perspective of the more articulate structure of the verbal ... More


A Cross-Linguistic Study on the Interpretation of Pronouns by Children and Agrammatic Speakers: Evidence from Dutch, Spanish, and Italian

Esther Ruigendijk, Sergio Baauw, Shalom Zuckerman, Nada Vasić, Joke de Lange, and Sergey Avrutin

in The Processing and Acquisition of Reference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015127
eISBN:
9780262295888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Both young children and agrammatic aphasic speakers have difficulty interpreting pronouns, but not reflexive elements. This phenomenon is known as the delay of Principle B effect in language ... More


Calculating Metrical Structure

William J. Idsardi

in Contemporary Views on Architecture and Representations in Phonology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182706
eISBN:
9780262255325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182706.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter offers a revised version of the simplified bracketed grid theory of metrical computations first proposed in 1992 and modified in 1995. It discusses the parameters of the revised theory ... More


Accusative Datives in Spanish

Juan Romero

in Variation in Datives: A Microcomparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937363
eISBN:
9780199980710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937363.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter deals with those Spanish dialects where dative clitics have a feminine form for the third person: this clitic has the same shape as the third-person feminine object clitic. First I show ... More


Differential Object Marking (DOM) and Clitic Subspecification in Catalonian Spanish

Francisco Ordóñez and Francesc Roca

in The Syntactic Variation of Spanish Dialects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190634797
eISBN:
9780190634827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634797.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter we propose an analysis for Differential Object Marking (DOM) constructions. We also suggest a particular use of the pronominal object clitic le (which we call differential clitic ... More


From preposition to topic marker: Old Romanian pe

Virginia Hill

in Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The standard assumption in the literature is that Differential Object Marking (DOM) is triggered by Case‐marking needs, and that it obligatorily overlaps with Clitic Doubling (CD) in Romance ... More


Agreement and DOM with impersonal se: A comparative study of Mexican and Peninsular Spanish

Francisco Ordóñez and Esthela Treviño

in The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190465889
eISBN:
9780190465919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465889.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the different properties of impersonal se constructions in Mexican and Peninsular Spanish. Impersonal se requires Differential Object Marking (DOM) with transitive verbs. ... More


The Reading-Writing Connection

Harvey S. Wiener

in Any Child Can Read Better

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195102185
eISBN:
9780197560952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195102185.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In 1940, the then-chairman of the editorial board of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Mortimer J. Adler, wrote an article called "How to Mark a Book" for the Saturday Review of Literature. Adler ... More


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