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Deponency in the Diachrony of Greek*

Nikolaos Lavidas and Dimitra Papangeli

in Deponency and Morphological Mismatches

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264102
eISBN:
9780191734380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264102.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses an investigation of deponent verbs that bear the middle/passive morphology of the Greek language and take an object in the accusative case. It attempts to determine whether ... More


Agreement in two Arawak languages: Baure and Kurripako

Swintha Danielsen and Tania Granadillo

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter discusses the agreement systems of two genetically and geographically disparate Arawak languages, Kurripako and Baure. While Kurripako exhibits semantic alignment, the differential ... More


Clause Structure

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A full clause profiles a grounded instance of a process type. Conceptual archetypes function as the prototypical values of basic clause types and clausal elements. Languages naturally differ in their ... More


Case Marking on the Internal Argument and Lexical Aspect

Kylie Richardson

in Case and Aspect in Slavic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291960
eISBN:
9780191710551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter demonstrates that in the Slavic languages the accusative case arises on the internal argument of a ‘base’ verb whose event structure (lexical/semantic aspect) is compositional, whereas ... More


Localist Case Grammar

John M. Anderson

in Modern Grammars of Case

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297078
eISBN:
9780191711404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297078.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

A localist case grammar — based on the relations locative, source, and absolutive (neutral, which is neither of these), and derivatively goal — is fleshed out in this chapter. Agentive is a ... More


Moving objects

Luis López

in A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557400
eISBN:
9780191721229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557400.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter argues that there are three positions relevant for the interpretation of objects. Objects in Spec,v are interpreted as [+a]. Objects in Spec,V (or the higher spec position within the ... More


Dislocation debates

Luis López

in A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557400
eISBN:
9780191721229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557400.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter argues that clitic left dislocation and clitic right dislocation are the outcome of a movement rule while hanging topics are initially merged outside the clause proper. The trigger of ... More


Lecture II, 22

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0073
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lectures 22–5 are devoted to the use of prepositions in combination with case-forms. Lecture 22 addresses their placement before or (in anastrophe) after the noun, in a noun phrase, in a string of ... More


Lecture II, 23

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0074
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lectures 22–5 are devoted to the use of prepositions in combination with case-forms. Lecture 22 addresses their placement before or (in anastrophe) after the noun,in a noun phrase, in a string of ... More


Lecture II, 24

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0075
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lectures 22–5 are devoted to the use of prepositions in combination with case-forms. Lecture 22 addresses their placement before or (in anastrophe) after the noun, in a noun phrase,in a string of ... More


Lecture II, 25

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0076
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lectures 22–5 are devoted to the use of prepositions in combination with case-forms. Lecture 22 addresses their placement before or (in anastrophe) after the noun, in a noun phrase, in a string of ... More


Lecture II, 26

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0077
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lectures 22–5 are devoted to the use of prepositions in combination with case-forms. Lecture 22 addresses their placement before or (in anastrophe) after the noun, in a noun phrase, in a string of ... More


Concepts, Syntax, and Their Interface: The Theta System

Tanya Reinhart

Martin Everaert and Marijana Marelj (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034135
eISBN:
9780262333177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034135.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The present book introduces one of Tanya Reinhart's major contributions to linguistic theory, namely the Theta System, a theory of the interface between the system of concepts and the linguistic ... More


Accusative Alternation in Old and Modern Romance

ANNA BARTRA KAUFMANN

in Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272129
eISBN:
9780191709821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272129.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the evolution of the argument structure of (psychological) transfer verbs from Latin to Romance. It proposes that the original Latin structure — a construction labelled as ... More


Unergative Adjectives and Psych Verbs

Hans Bennis

in The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257652
eISBN:
9780191717772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257652.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that the concept of verbal ergativity is not monolithic structurally. It shows three different configurations in which the external argument is absent: (a) there is no v-layer on ... More


The Verb Phrase

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/9780199235599.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter treats all aspects of verbal syntax, including some topics bordering on morphology, such as the finite/non-finite distinction, the reflexive verbs, and auxiliaries. The main parts of the ... More


Infinitivals with Future Meaning in Archaic Latin

WOLFGANG DAVID CIRILO DE MELO

in The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209026
eISBN:
9780191706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Plautus and Terence a present infinitive in the accusative and infinitive construction can be posterior in meaning. The future infinitive, which also occurs under these circumstances, is the only ... More


The Sigmatic Infinitives

WOLFGANG DAVID CIRILO DE MELO

in The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209026
eISBN:
9780191706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Most of the sigmatic infinitives (type impetrāssere ‘to achieve’) occur in accusative and infinitive constructions with future time reference. Since in this constellation they could be replaced not ... More


Who does what to whom: grammatical relations

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

The chapter starts with an outline of some basic notions concerning grammatical relations and their marking. We introduce the notions of nominative-accusative languages, and then turn to canonical ... 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


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