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Notional Grammar and Names

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Traditionally, names and nouns are distinguished as sub-classes of noun, ‘proper’ vs. ‘common’, but names are recognized as very distinctive in their semantics, necessarily involving fixed particular ... More


Moon-like, death-ly, angr-y, mysteri-ous, memor-able : Making new adjectives

R. M. W. Dixon

in Making New Words: Morphological Derivation in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198712367
eISBN:
9780191780905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712367.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

In English, as in many other languages—though not in all—there are a fairly small number of simple (monomorphemic) adjectives. These are augmented by a large number of derived forms. This is an ... More


Ethnics as Personal Names

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter does not provide a list of ethnics used as personal names. Rather, in the same manner as in earlier chapters, it presents indications of the probable range of factors, material and ... More


Nouns: Enmyn

in Practical Manx

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846311314
eISBN:
9781781380680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315596.003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Manx has proper nouns, common nouns and the verbnoun. Common nouns include: abstract nouns, collective nouns, actor-nouns and compound nouns. Manx nouns are either feminine or masculine, singular or ... More


Setting the syntactic and semantic stage

Peter Lasersohn

in Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199573677
eISBN:
9780191831898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573677.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

A formal syntax and semantics is provided for a fragment of English, to serve as a framework for later development of an analysis of personal taste examples. Elementary analyses of indexical ... More


Individuals Explained Away

Edward L. Keenan

in On Reference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714088
eISBN:
9780191782527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714088.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter provides a semantic analysis of agentive common noun phrases (surgeon, flautist,. . .) and their non-extensional evaluative modifiers: skillful, talented, . . .The surgeons and the ... More


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