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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


Grammatical Classes

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/9780195331967.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The standard doctrine that basic grammatical classes (parts of speech) are not semantically definable rests on erroneous assumptions about the nature of linguistic meaning. With a proper view of ... More


Force and Provocation

Phil Branigan

in Provocative Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014991
eISBN:
9780262295673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014991.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter analyzes Germanic embedded clause structure, in which provocation within the “left periphery” is shown to explain the distribution and intricacies of various types of complementizers ... More


Culture, Cognition, and the Grammar of ‘Give’ Clauses

JOHN NEWMAN

in Ethnosyntax: Explorations in Grammar and Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266500
eISBN:
9780191719363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266500.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the extent to which the structure of ‘give’ clauses may be motivated by cultural and cognitive factors. It identifies three categories of the ‘give’ phenomena which are ... More


The clause and VP

Erich R. Round

in Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654871
eISBN:
9780191745560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654871.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 5 sets forth a formal analysis of inflectional features associated with full clauses and verb phrases (VPs). It examines sejunct and nonsejunct complementization and posits two ... More


Syntax and discourse in Old and Middle English word order

Ans van Kemenade and Tanja Melićev

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/9780199582624.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents an analysis of Old English word order in which discourse strategies are incorporated into a restrictive syntactic analysis. Building on recent work on clause structure in ... More


Background: The Articulated Structure of the Left Periphery

Liliane Haegeman

in Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and the Composition of the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 8

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858774
eISBN:
9780199979912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858774.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides some background to the book. It first briefly looks at the development of the generative conception of clause structure, with particular reference to the structure assigned to ... More


Modality and Semantic Change

Heiko Narrog

in Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694372
eISBN:
9780191742279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694372.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

After clarifying basic terms and concepts in the area of semantic change in section 1, extant hypotheses on semantic change in modality are discussed in section 2. Section 3 presents a personal view ... More


Mapping indexical and anaphoric CPs onto Plains Cree's morphosyntax

Clare Cook

in The Clause-Typing System of Plains Cree: Indexicality, Anaphoricity, and Contrast

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199654536
eISBN:
9780191747939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654536.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Chapter 2 investigates the internal structure of Plains Cree verbal complexes, using evidence from the function, ordering, and distribution of morphology within the verbal complexes. Independent and ... More


Introduction

Heiko Narrog

in Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694372
eISBN:
9780191742279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694372.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Goals of this book — theoretical orientation/principles of the approach


Mayan Background and Clause Structure

Jessica Coon

in Aspects of Split Ergativity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199858743
eISBN:
9780199367672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858743.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides background information on Mayan languages and Chol. It presents the basics of Mayan morphosyntax: predicate initiality, head-marking, root classification, stem formation, ... More


Documenting Raising and Control in Moro

Peter Jenks and Sharon Rose

in Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter details classes of raising and control predicates in Moro and the different types of clausal complements for which these predicates select. It is demonstrated that Moro allows raising ... More


Clause Structure and the Syntax of Verbless Sentences

Elabbas Benmamoun

in Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines clause structure and the syntax of so-called verbless sentences, focusing on a key issue in the theory of clause structure that also engages the interface between syntax and ... More


Beyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10

Ur Shlonsky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190210588
eISBN:
9780190210618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210588.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Functional sequencing has been one of the major empirical goals of the 20-year old cartographic enterprise in Syntax. The papers in this collection extend this goal in several directions. Several ... More


Word order change from a diachronic generative syntax perspective

Ana Maria Martins and Adriana Cardoso

in Word Order Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introductory overview chapter focuses on the relation between movement operations and word order by assembling the pieces of information offered by the book’s authors. It shows how the essays ... More


Discontinuous noun phrases and remnant-internal relativization in the diachrony of Portuguese

Adriana Cardoso

in Word Order Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates syntactic change regarding the availability of split noun phrases in relative clauses in the diachrony of Portuguese. In earlier stages of the language an element that is ... More


The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages

María J. Arche, Antonio Fábregas, and Rafael Marín (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829850
eISBN:
9780191868344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829850.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Copular verbs and copular sentences have been for many years a central issue in the theoretical discussions about the nature of (light) verbs and other grammatical categories, the ingredients of ... More


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