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Electron donor–acceptor complexes

Arne Haaland

in Molecules and Models: The molecular structures of main group element compounds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235353
eISBN:
9780191715594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235353.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The chapter opens with a comparison of the bond distances, bond energies, and electric dipole moments of ethane and amine borane. Minimum energy rupture of the covalent CC bond in ethane proceeds ... More


The category of the to-infinitive

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that the to-infinitive cannot be analysed as a prepositional phrase in Old English. Its distribution is no longer that of a to-PP, its dative inflection has fossilized and does ... More


Case and Grammatical Aspect in East Slavic Depictives

Kylie Richardson

in Case and Aspect in Slavic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291960
eISBN:
9780191710551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter illustrates that the instrumental versus case agreement opposition in depictive constructions in the East Slavic languages is directly linked to a grammatical aspectual contrast, namely ... More


Prepositions as Probes

Richard S. Kayne

in Movement and Silence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179163
eISBN:
9780199788330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the relation between prepositions and movement, arguing that in at least some cases — in particular, in causatives — what is considered as the argument of a preposition comes ... More


The diversity of dative experiencers *

GyÖrgy RÁkosi

in Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter argues that two types of lexical dative experiencers need to be distinguished. Regular dative experiencer arguments are merged in unaccusative structures, but a natural class of ... More


Agreement and Its Failures

Omer Preminger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This monograph shows that the typically obligatory nature of predicate-argument agreement in phi-features (phi-agreement) cannot be captured through “derivational time-bombs” – elements of the ... More


The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic

Youssef A. Haddad

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474434072
eISBN:
9781474444866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434072.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book analyses the sociopragmatics of attitude datives in four Levantine Arabic varieties; these are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian, and Palestinian Arabic. Attitude datives are optional pronominal ... More


Final Remarks

Youssef A. Haddad

in The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474434072
eISBN:
9781474444866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434072.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter highlights the crucial role that context plays in interaction. It hastens to add that the interplay between context and language use is an empirical issue; that is, the investigation of ... More


Changes in Subject Case-Marking in Icelandic

Thórhallur Eythórsson

in Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250691
eISBN:
9780191719455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250691.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter shows how two tendencies, Normative Sickness (NS) and Dative Sickness (DS), can coexist and what their relative domains say about the nature of syntactic change. It argues that NS and DS ... More


The Rise of the To−Dative in Middle English

Thomas McFadden

in Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250691
eISBN:
9780191719455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250691.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter keys the rise of to-datives to the loss of dative case and views it as a continuation of the older direct-indirect object order, where the indirect case was marked for a dative case. It ... More


A Note on Dative Incompatibility Suppression

Henk van Riemsdijk

in Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746736
eISBN:
9780199949519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on the German cases in which dative case is selected by different classes of prepositions and discusses the restrictions on its phonetic spell-out. It shows that case ... More


Japanese Syntax in Comparative Perspective

Mamoru Saito (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199945207
eISBN:
9780199389025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945207.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Comparative syntax has been playing an increasingly important role in research in syntactic theory. Japanese has also been discussed in comparative perspective, but the comparison has been mostly ... More


Datives, Defective Intervention, and Case Discrimination

Omer Preminger

in Agreement and Its Failures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter addresses the phenomenon of intervention by dative nominals (also known as “defective intervention”). The chapter begins with an illustration of the endemic inability of dative nominals ... More


Evaluative Reflexions: Evaluative Ðative Reflexive in Southeast Serbo-Croatian

Boban Arsenijević

in Variation in Datives: A Microcomparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937363
eISBN:
9780199980710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937363.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter investigates the Evaluative Dative Reflexive (EDR), a phenomenon attested in a number of languages and described under different names (coreferential dative in Berman 1982, reflexive ... More


Core and Noncore Datives in French

Nora Boneh & Léa Nash

in Variation in Datives: A Microcomparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937363
eISBN:
9780199980710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937363.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the syntactic and semantic properties of core and noncore datives in French. It is shown that despite their superficial similarity, core and noncore datives present several ... More


Datives and Adpositions in Northeastern Basque

Ricardo Etxepare and Bernard Oyharçabal

in Variation in Datives: A Microcomparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937363
eISBN:
9780199980710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937363.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The domain of dative case marking seems wider in northeastern Basque varieties than in central and western varieties: it covers DPs expressing purely spatial roles, such as goals of motion, and also ... More


A reconsideration of Dative Movements A reconsideration of Dative Movements (1972) *

Ray Jackendoff and Peter W. Culicover

in Explaining Syntax: Representations, Structures, and Computation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660230
eISBN:
9780191748240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660230.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The standard analyses of the dative generally postulate two similar Dative Movement rules, one of which applies to to-indirect objects and the other to for-indirect objects. This chapter shows how to ... More


Contact and change in a Minimalist theory of variation

Ricardo Etxepare

in Linguistic Variation in the Minimalist Framework

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198702894
eISBN:
9780191772382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702894.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The Basque Navarro‐Labourdin dialect undergoes a set of changes that have been attributed to its contact with French. They affect the distribution and the syntactic properties of dative case and ... More


Case functions

D. Gary Miller

in The Oxford Gothic Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198813590
eISBN:
9780191851438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813590.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Nominative is the case of most subjects but not all subjects are nominative. So-called quirky subjects (as in dative absolutes) serve as binders for anaphors. There is no special case for topics, ... More


Introduction

Youssef A. Haddad

in The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474434072
eISBN:
9781474444866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434072.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter provides an overview of attitude datives as optional pronominal pragmatic markers in four varieties of Levantine Arabic; these are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian, and Palestinian Arabic. It ... More


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