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Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Rhona Alcorn, Joanna Kopaczyk, Bettelou Los, and Benjamin Molineaux (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474430531
eISBN:
9781474460163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430531.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Drawing on the resources created by the Institute of Historical Dialectology at the University of Edinburgh (now the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics), such as eLALME (the electronic ... More


Linear Optimality Theory as a Model of Gradience in Grammar

FRANK KELLER

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter outlines the linear optimality theory (LOT), a variant of optimality theory primarily suggested by Keller to model gradient linguistic data. LOT is a framework intended to account for ... More


Corpus-based Dialectometry: Aggregate Morphosyntactic Variability In British English Dialects*

Benedikt Szmrecsanyi

in Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter summarises the results of a study which departs from most previous work in dialectometry in several ways. Empirically, it draws on frequency vectors derived from naturalistic corpus data ... More


The present perfective paradox in Sranan

Astrid De Wit

in The Present Perfective Paradox across Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198759539
eISBN:
9780191820250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759539.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The analysis of the present perfective paradox in Sranan hinges on one central marker, viz. the zero verb marker, which is considered to be a present perfective in this study, in line with the ... More


The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Carita Paradis, Jean Hudson, and Ulf Magnusson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641635
eISBN:
9780191760020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space explores the construal and expression of various aspects of the SPACE domain. Within the broad framework of Cognitive ... More


Windows In: Empirical Evidence of Construals of Spatial Meaning

Carita Paradis, Jean Hudson, and Ulf Magnusson (eds)

in The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641635
eISBN:
9780191760020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter is an introduction to the collection of original research investigations on various aspects of construals of spatial meaning. Together the papers provide important insights into the ... More


English morphology and theories of morphology

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

in The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0029
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This last chapter takes a broader view of what the English data tell us about morphological theory in general. First a range of theoretical models are considered (Item and Arrangement, Item and ... More


The diverse origins of the Hindi simple postpositions

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/9780198736660.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter outlines the etymologies that have been proposed for the seven simple postpositions of Hindi. The historical attestations of these postpositions form the empirical backbone of this book, ... More


English morphology in a typological perspective

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

in The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0028
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

The chapter then looks at a variety of theoretical principles that are relatively independent of broader frameworks. Here it is argued that the corpus data provide strong arguments against many of ... More


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