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Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited: New Answers to Old Questions

Joanna Blaszczak, Anastasia Giannakidou, Dorota Klimek-Jankowska, and Krzysztof Migdalski (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226363523
eISBN:
9780226363660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363660.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Over the past several decades, linguistic theorizing of tense, aspect, and mood (TAM), along with a strongly growing body of crosslinguistic studies, have revealed complexity in the data that ... More


Correlations between Individual Morphosyntactic Phenomena

Sonia Cristofaro

in Subordination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282005
eISBN:
9780191719271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282005.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter ascertains whether there are any correlations in the occurrence of the various morphosyntactic phenomena found in the cross-linguistic coding of subordination. The analysis presented ... More


Verb Movement in Romance: A Comparative Study

Norma Schifano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198804642
eISBN:
9780191842863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804642.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides a detailed account of verb movement across more than twenty standard and non-standard Romance varieties. It examines the position of the verb with respect to a wide selection of ... More


TAM Coding and Temporal Interpretation in West African Languages

Anne Mucha and Malte Zimmermann

in Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited: New Answers to Old Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226363523
eISBN:
9780226363660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363660.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter discusses the temporal interpretation in two West African languages: Hausa and Medumba. These two languagtes differ significantly in their grammatical coding of tense, aspect, and ... More


Functional structure

Mary Dalrymple, John J. Lowe, and Louise Mycock

in The Oxford Reference Guide to Lexical Functional Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198733300
eISBN:
9780191874246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733300.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Functional structure is the abstract functional syntactic organization of the sentence, familiar from traditional grammatical descriptions, representing syntactic predicate-argument structure and ... More


Parts of speech in Kharia: a formal account 1

John Peterson

in Flexible Word Classes: Typological studies of underspecified parts of speech

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668441
eISBN:
9780191748707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668441.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

In this study, Peterson begins by summarizing previous work on the South Munda language Kharia of eastern-central India, which shows that this language does not possess the familiar parts of speech ... More


Inside the noun phrase and on the edge of the sentence

Diane Massam

in Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198793557
eISBN:
9780191835339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793557.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This chapter discusses the structure of the noun phrase, arguing that it is tightly parallel to the structure of the sentence, with C-movement within the extended nominal projection forming nP, ... More


Grammaticalization and typology in Australian Aboriginal languages

Ilana Mushin

in Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198795841
eISBN:
9780191837036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795841.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

While grammatical change has been a key area of interest for Australian historical linguistics, only a few studies have sought to explain the development of grammar in terms of processes of ... More


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