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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


Syntactic Variation

Ronald K. S. Macaulay

in Talk that Counts: Age, Gender, and Social Class Differences in Discourse

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173819
eISBN:
9780199788361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173819.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter looks at the frequency of coordinate clauses, because-clauses, passive voice, and dislocated syntax (e.g., clefting and left dislocation). There are some age and gender differences but ... More


The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Enoch Oladé Aboh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book examines the syntax of the Niger-Conger language family, which includes most of the languages of sub-Saharan Africa. The book's author, who is a native speaker of Gungbe — one of the ... More


The Hague and the Public Conscience, 1899–1907

Ian Clark

in International Legitimacy and World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199297009
eISBN:
9780191711428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297009.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Unlike the other cases, the two conferences held at The Hague are not normally identified with a single normative principle. Nonetheless, the meetings were characterized by a great emphasis upon ... More


Trade and Jobs in Europe: Much Ado About Nothing?

Mathias Dewatripont, André Sapir, and Khalid Sekkat (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198293606
eISBN:
9780191601262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293607.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This book explores the impact of trade with less developed countries (LDCs) on employment in Europe. It supports the view that trade with LDCs has had limited impact on the labour market. Among its ... More


Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

Randy E. Barnett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159737
eISBN:
9781400848133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159737.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The U.S. Constitution found in school textbooks and under glass in Washington is not the one enforced today by the Supreme Court. This book argues that since the nation's founding, but especially ... More


Concluding Remarks

Aida Torres Pérez

in Conflicts of Rights in the European Union: A Theory of Supranational Adjudication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199568710
eISBN:
9780191705571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568710.003.0008
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This concluding chapter reflects upon the failed project of a European Constitution and the drafting of a written catalogue of EU rights. If eventually ratified, the Lisbon Treaty would recognize ... More


Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law

Margaret Jane Radin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155333
eISBN:
9781400844838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155333.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Boilerplate—the fine-print terms and conditions that we become subject to when we click “I agree” online, rent an apartment, or enter an employment contract, for example—pervades all aspects of our ... More


Scrambling, Remnant Movement, and Restructuring in West Germanic

Roland Hinterhölzl

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308211
eISBN:
9780199867318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308211.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book studies three salient phenomena of the West Germanic language group, namely scrambling, remnant movement and restructuring, and discusses their interrelatedness. It shows that scrambling ... More


Federal Disestablishment

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter covers the ideological influences that informed the Declaration of Independence and the federal Constitution. It discusses disestablishment on the federal level, which was led by James ... More


Why Care What the Constitution Says?

Randy E. Barnett

in Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159737
eISBN:
9781400848133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159737.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book examines whether the U.S. Constitution—either as written or as actually applied—is legitimate. It argues that the most commonly held view of constitutional legitimacy—the “consent of the ... More


Judicial Review of State Laws: The Meaning of the Privileges or Immunities Clause

Randy E. Barnett

in Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159737
eISBN:
9781400848133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159737.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the original meaning of the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in order to determine what stance federal courts should take toward state laws. The ... More


Complex Sentences

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/9780195331967.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The distinction between coordination and subordination is not clear-cut. The essence of coordination is the mental juxtaposition of structures construed as parallel and co-equal. Subordination has a ... More


Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Gregory D.S. Anderson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280315
eISBN:
9780191707186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280315.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This book presents findings from a long-term study of a range of complex predicate types subsumed under the heading, Auxiliary Verb Constructions (AVCs), drawing on a database of over 800 languages. ... More


From Question to Subordination

Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva

in The Changing Languages of Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297337
eISBN:
9780191711220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297337.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In most languages of Europe, there is a polysemy pattern to the effect that one and the same marker (e.g., English who) is used to introduce both questions and subordinate clauses. This situation is ... More


Constitutionalism: Contract or Coordination?

Russell Hardin

in Liberalism, Constitutionalism, and Democracy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290841
eISBN:
9780191599415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290845.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Constitutionalism requires merely coordination on big issues of general structure and protections; coordination on any detailed program is virtually out of the question. It works at all only if there ... More


Why is Sequence of Tense Obligatory?

James Higginbotham

in Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239313
eISBN:
9780191716904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239313.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the sequence of tense in complement clauses and object relative clauses. It shows how, given very simple semantic principles, the basic semantic phenomena associated with ... More


The Origins of Patterns of Inflection in Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Gregory D. S. Anderson

in Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280315
eISBN:
9780191707186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280315.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter discusses the historical syntax, morphosyntax, and semantics of the developments of auxiliary verb constructions. It begins with an overview of the original structures that gave rise to ... More


Negotiating Flexible Integration in the Amsterdam Treaty

Alexander C.‐G. Stubb

in European Integration After Amsterdam: Institutional Dynamics and Prospects for Democracy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296409
eISBN:
9780191599989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296401.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Focuses on the negotiations that led to the institutionalization of closer cooperation or flexible integration, i.e. the possibility for a number of member states to cooperate more closely in ... More


The Religion Clauses: Reconciling Accommodation and Separation

ASHUTOSH BHAGWAT

in The Myth of Rights: The Purposes and Limits of Constitutional Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377781
eISBN:
9780199775842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377781.003.006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In addition to the speech, press, assembly, and petition clauses, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution contains two provisions dealing with the subject of religion: the Establishment Clause ... More


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