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INTRODUCTION

A. M. Devine and Laurence D. Stephens

in Latin Word Order: Structured Meaning and Information

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181685
eISBN:
9780199789146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181685.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter discusses the importance of word order in the elicitation of textual meaning and methodologies for studying word order. It surveys theoretical concepts used in the book, ... More


Grammaticalization and the Rise of Configurationality in Indo-Aryan

Uta Reinöhl

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736660
eISBN:
9780191800368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736660.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book outlines the rise of configurational structure in Indo-Aryan as a by-product of the grammaticalization of postpositions. While Vedic Sanskrit lacks function words that constrain nominal ... More


Configurationality and the rise of functional structure

Adam Ledgeway

in From Latin to Romance: Morphosyntactic Typology and Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584376
eISBN:
9780191741463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584376.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter shows that, in contrast to Latin, the Romance languages present abundant evidence for the widespread existence of functional structure and associated functional categories in the left ... More


Analogy, dis‐analogy, and secondary categories

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume III: Phonology-Syntax Analogies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608331
eISBN:
9780191732119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608331.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

Firstly, many of the secondary features invoked in the preceding chapters are argued to be non-atomic, but decomposable into complex categories. This deconstruction, however, reduces the set of ... More


The Development of Latin Clause Structure: A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

Lieven Danckaert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The focus of this book is Latin word order, and in particular the relative ordering of direct objects and lexical verbs (OV vs. VO), and auxiliaries and non-finite verbs (VAux vs. AuxV). One aim of ... More


Introduction

Uta Reinöhl

in Grammaticalization and the Rise of Configurationality in Indo-Aryan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736660
eISBN:
9780191800368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736660.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The introduction outlines the central research question of this book, namely how the grammatical system in Indo-Aryan evolves from a largely non-configurational type in Old Indic (i.e. with ‘free’ ... More


Grammaticalization and configurationality

Uta Reinöhl

in Grammaticalization and the Rise of Configurationality in Indo-Aryan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736660
eISBN:
9780191800368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736660.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 2 outlines and bring together the two major domains that frame this study, namely grammaticalization and configurationality. Both domains are presented in turn, devoting particular attention ... More


Increasing morphological complexity and how syntax drives morphological change

Chris Reintges

in Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on a case study of the evolution of verbal tense system in Later Egyptian, this chapter presents evidence for exogenous morphological change, in which ‘new’ morphology preserves ‘old’ ... More


Functional categories

Adam Ledgeway

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/9780199677108.003.0046
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 in the syntax of Romance functional categories, including the emergence of ... More


Word order and configurationality

Alexandru Nicolae

in The Syntax of Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198712350
eISBN:
9780191780899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the principal phenomena related to word order in the main areas of the grammar (the nominal, adjectival, verbal, and clausal domains): long distance definiteness checking, ... More


What is at stake: Word order, configurationality, and the potential for structural ambiguity

Lieven Danckaert

in The Development of Latin Clause Structure: A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Starting from the observation that Latin word order is remarkably flexible, this chapter presents and compares four different approaches (non-configurational, semi-configurational, hybrid, and fully ... More


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