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The subjunctive in noun clauses

Lilo Moessner

in The History of the Present English Subjunctive: A Corpus-based Study of Mood and Modality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474437998
eISBN:
9781474490757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437998.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the frequency development of the subjunctive and its competitors, namely indicatives and modal constructions, in noun clauses in a corpus covering the historical periods Old ... More


The subjunctive in adverbial clauses

Lilo Moessner

in The History of the Present English Subjunctive: A Corpus-based Study of Mood and Modality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474437998
eISBN:
9781474490757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437998.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the frequency development of the subjunctive and its competitors, namely indicatives and modal constructions, in the adverbial clauses of a corpus covering the periods Old ... More


What’s a Wh-Word Got to Do with It?

Enoch O. Aboh and Roland Pfau

in Mapping the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 5

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter proposes a unified analysis for wh-questions and yes/no questions and shows that these are the expressions of an interrogative functional head (Inter) within the complementizer system. ... More


Complex Wh‐phrases Don't Move: On the Interaction between the Split CP Hypothesis and the Syntax of Wh‐movement

Jeroen van Craenenbroeck

in The Complementizer Phase: Subjects and Operators

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584352
eISBN:
9780191594526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter starts out from a set of well‐known syntactic differences and similarities between simple wh‐phrases such as who or what and complex ones such as which boy. It translates these ... More


Mapping the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 5

Paola Benincà and Nicola Munaro (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The empirical work on sentence structure over the last several years has been advanced by the so-called cartographic program, which aims to provide a map of the functional projections in clausal ... More


Extending the Analysis: MCP in that Clauses

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/9780199858774.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Pursuing the analysis developed in the preceding chapters, this chapter opens questions for future research. It is a survey of finite that clauses which resist main clause phenomena. It shows that ... More


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

Clare Cook

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199654536
eISBN:
9780191747939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654536.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Plains Cree, an Algonquian language of western Canada, has two entirely distinct verbal inflectional paradigms: independent and conjunct. This book provides the first systematic investigation ... More


Disjunction, clause typing, and intonation

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen

in Inquisitive Semantics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814788
eISBN:
9780191852473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814788.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines how disjunction interacts with clause typing (declarative versus interrogative) and intonation (intonational phrase structure and final pitch contours) in determining the ... More


The morphosyntactic characteristics of null subjects in Old English

Kristian A. Rusten

in Referential Null Subjects in Early English

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198808237
eISBN:
9780191845895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808237.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 4 provides an in-depth quantitative investigation of the morpohsyntactic characteristics of null subjects in Old English. The distribution of overt and null subjects is presented according to ... More


Ten differences between VO and OV languages

John A. Hawkins

in Cross-Linguistic Variation and Efficiency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199664993
eISBN:
9780191748547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664993.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter gives the first general typology of verb position and its correlating properties and argues that efficiency can explain the correlations. These properties include mirror-image head ... More


Introduction: indexical versus anaphoric clauses

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/9780199654536.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Chapter 1 introduces the main ideas of the book: it shows the minimal pair in Plains Cree between independent and conjunct order verbs, and proposes that in this language there is a one‐to‐one ... More


The vP left periphery in different sentence types

Cecilia Poletto

in Word Order in Old Italian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660247
eISBN:
9780191769511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660247.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter I investigate the OV orders already discussed in Chapter 2 in various clause types, and show that scrambling is possible in all clause types, and that the main vs embedded status of a ... More


Conclusions

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/9780199654536.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Chapter 7 starts with a summary of the final classification of Plains Cree clausetypes, both syntactically and semantically, and draws a parallel between DPs and CPs. The remainder of the chapter ... More


Illocutionary force

Ion Giurgea and Eva-Maria Remberger

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0053
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

The main goal of this chapter is critically to address from a comparative perspective some of the most important issues related to clause typing and the encoding of illocutionary force in Romance, ... More


Information and discourse structure

Silvio Cruschina

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0034
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

The main goal of this chapter is to provide a comparative overview of some of the principal aspects of information and discourse structure in Romance, covering such areas as the packaging of ... More


Degree semantics, polarity, and the grammaticalization of comparative operators into complementizers

Julia Bacskai-Atkari

in Syntactic Features and the Limits of Syntactic Change

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198832584
eISBN:
9780191871115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832584.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Focusing on German, the paper presents a cross-linguistic study of the diachronic development of comparatives, providing a formal account for why comparative operators generally grammaticalise into ... More


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