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OUTLOOK

Francesco Calogero

in Isochronous Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535286
eISBN:
9780191715853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535286.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In Chapter 8 five directions of future research are tersely mentioned in order of increasing importance. The investigation of Diophantine relations, such as those reported in Appendix C. The ... More


At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Lutz Marten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a new analysis of the interpretation of verb phrases and VP adjunction by arguing that the lexical subcategorization information of verbs is systematically underspecified and is ... More


Applicatives

Liina Pylkkänen

in Introducing Arguments

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162548
eISBN:
9780262281980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162548.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Studies on the syntax of applicative constructions have shown that, in some applicatives, both the direct object and the indirect object exhibit object properties, while in others, only the applied ... More


The Languages of the Amazon

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Languages of the Amazon basin are among the most fascinating in the world. This is where one finds unusual sounds, unexpected ways of classifying nouns, elaborate positional verbs, to name just a few ... More


Applied Verbs in Swahili

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter applies the results of the study to a new set of original data — namely, applied (or applicative) verbs in Swahili. These verb forms have as standard been argued to result from a process ... More


Causal structure in verbal semantics and argument realization

William Croft

in Verbs: Aspect and Causal Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199248582
eISBN:
9780191740657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248582.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 6, “Causal structure in verbal semantics and argument realization”, surveys a number of typological phenomena with respect to the hypothesis that simple verbs construe an event as a directed, ... More


The versatile verb

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/9780199593569.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

The verb is the centrepiece of most Amazonian languages. The verb is where the complexity lies. We focus on some recurrent meanings expressed in the verb, covering tense, aspect and modality. Many ... More


Changing valency

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/9780199593569.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

A verb typically describes a situation involving one, or two, or more obligatory participants. An intransitive verb has just one participant—an S. A transitive verb has two—an A and an O. A ... More


Grammatical Function Changing Morphology

John Bowers

in Arguments as Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014311
eISBN:
9780262289252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014311.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers languages that exhibit so-called grammatical function changing morphology, and how they can be taken into account in very simple and direct fashion in the proposed approach ... More


Some battlegrounds in the theory wars

Stephen Wechsler

in Word Meaning and Syntax: Approaches to the Interface

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199279883
eISBN:
9780191757563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279883.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter provides three examples of linguistic phenomena whose proper analysis has been subject to debate. The first example is dative and benefactive alternations. We review transformational, ... More


The external possessor construction in European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese

Maria Aparecida Torres Morais and Heloisa Maria Lima-Salles

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/9780190465889.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the properties of external possessor construction in European Portuguese (EP) and its counterpart in Brazilian Portuguese (BP). While the structures in which the possessor ... More


Voice and Causatives

Julie Anne Legate

in Voice and v: Lessons from Acehnese

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028141
eISBN:
9780262320559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028141.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues for a distinction between VoiceP and vP, whereby VoiceP introduces the external argument, is the source of accusative case, and is the locus of voice in the clause, while vP ... More


The Micro-Comparative Syntax of Possession in Quechua

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The approach of this book makes two important predictions different from those of the Freeze/Kayne tradition: (a.) possession constructions can vary in the place in the structure where the possessor ... More


Encoding applied arguments

Xuhui Hu

in Encoding Events: Functional Structure and Variation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808466
eISBN:
9780191846069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808466.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter applies the theoretical framework of events to the study of non-core arguments. The applied argument in the symmetric applicative construction is introduced by a PP. This PP serves as ... More


Locality Conditions on Suppletive Verbs in Hiaki

Heidi Harley, Mercedes Tubino, and Jason D. Haugen

in The Morphosyntax-Phonology Connection: Locality and Directionality at the Interface

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190210304
eISBN:
9780190210328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210304.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

We support the claim (Embick 2010, Bobaljik 2012) that suppletion is triggered locally by showing that number suppletion in Hiaki invariably occurs within the same phase and XP containing the ... More


The paradoxes of Mẽbengokre’s analytic causative

Andres Pablo Salanova

in The Structure of Words at the Interfaces

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778264
eISBN:
9780191823770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778264.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Mẽbengokre exhibits a causative construction that is constructed as an applicative, introducing a low argument without displacing the external argument from its subject function. In the typical case, ... More


Monad combinatorics

Ash Asudeh and Gianluca Giorgolo

in Enriched Meanings: Natural Language Semantics with Category Theory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198847854
eISBN:
9780191882470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847854.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter considers how the monadic formalization deals with interactions between the phenomena from the second part of the book by examining the pairwise interaction of all three phenomena. ... More


Transitive Psych-Predicates

Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Rint Sybesma

in Chinese Syntax in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199945658
eISBN:
9780190201104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945658.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines stative psych-predicates in Mandarin, which can take objects that are interpreted as the “subject matter.” The chapter shows that the objects are real syntactic objects, and the ... More


Cross-linguistic contrasts in the structure of causatives in clausal nominalizations

Martha McGinnis

in Contrast and Representations in Syntax

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198817925
eISBN:
9780191859304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817925.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

It is usually assumed that the causee ‘subject’ of a causativized transitive predicate merges below the causativizer, within the causativized clause. However, gerundive nominalizations (masdars) in ... More


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