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A Point Well Taken: On the Typology and Diachrony of Pointing

Roland Pfau

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter pulls in cross-linguistic observations about the development and use of pointing, whether as a gesture or a sign, from both communities that use spoken languages (in Laos, Thailand, ... More


Language Acquisition and Change: A Morphosyntactic Perspective

Jurgen Meisel, Martin Elsig, and Esther Rinke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748642250
eISBN:
9780748695157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642250.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book discusses diachronic change of languages in terms of restructuring of speakers’ internal grammatical knowledge: Under which circumstances does grammatical change come about? One answer in ... More


Periphrasis in the Sanskrit Verb System*

Gregory Stump

in Periphrasis: The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265253
eISBN:
9780191760419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265253.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Ancient Sanskrit had two tenses of particular interest: periphrastic perfect and periphrastic future. At first glance, they are rather similar: both realize a particular value of tense through a ... More


Towards an explanatory theory of grammatical change

Meisel Jurgen M., Elsig Martin, and Rinke Esther

in Language Acquisition and Change: A Morphosyntactic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748642250
eISBN:
9780748695157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642250.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter summarizes our arguments presented in the previous chapters and embeds them into a general theory of language acquisition and change. Based on the premise that core-grammatical change ... More


Resultatives at synchronic and diachronic levels

Xuhui Hu

in Encoding Events: Functional Structure and Variation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808466
eISBN:
9780191846069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808466.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates how a theory of events can be combined and be compatible with the theory of parametric variation in the generative tradition. At the diachronic level, Chinese resultatives ... More


Patterns of variation and diachronic change in Piedmontese object clitic syntax*

Christina Tortora

in Diachrony and Dialects: Grammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701781
eISBN:
9780191771507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701781.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Variation and change in Romance object clitic syntax reveals that complement clitics do not form a homogeneous group: apparently optional syntactic operations can at first affect certain clitic types ... More


Serving Time in “HELL”: Diachronic Exercises for Literature Students

Mary Hayes

in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Instructors teaching the History of the English Language (HEL) will well recognize the challenge of covering its broad chronological scope. Additionally, convenient fictions about discrete historical ... More


Kuryłowicz's first ‘law of analogy’ and the development of passive periphrases in Latin

Wolfgang de Melo

in Laws and Rules in Indo‐European

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199609925
eISBN:
9780191741579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609925.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Kuryłowicz’s first ‘law’ states that bipartite markers replace isofunctional morphemes consisting of only one of these elements In classical Latin, the simultaneous infectum-stem forms synthetic ... More


The Oxford Latin Syntax: Volume 1: The Simple Clause

Harm Pinkster

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199283613
eISBN:
9780191816734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283613.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

Since Raphael Kühner and Carl Segmann’s (German) two volume Latin Syntax of 1912, new data have become available, texts outside the classical canon have received more attention, numerous monographs ... More


Related research threads and new directions

Mary Dalrymple, John J. Lowe, and Louise Mycock

in The Oxford Reference Guide to Lexical Functional Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198733300
eISBN:
9780191874246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733300.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This final chapter provides brief discussion of some LFG work that has not been covered elsewhere in the book. One of the original aims of LFG was to produce a psychologically realistic linguistic ... More


Doubling-que embedded constructions in Old Portuguese: A diachronic perspective 1

Ilza Ribeiro and Maria A. Torres Morais

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

In this chapter, we discuss embedded constructions in Old Portuguese, in which two complementizers are phonologically realized, comparing them to similar constructions in Brazilian Portuguese and ... More


French negation, the Superset Principle, and Feature Conservation

Karen De Clercq

in Cycles in Language Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198824961
eISBN:
9780191863608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824961.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a nanosyntactic account of negation in French, modelling the change from le bon usage French (BUF) to colloquial French (CF). It is argued that language change is driven by ... More


Conclusion

Xuhui Hu

in Encoding Events: Functional Structure and Variation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808466
eISBN:
9780191846069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808466.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter summarizes the major points developed throughout the book. The theoretical points of the syntax of events proposed in Chapter 2 are listed. The conclusions on the syntax of English and ... More


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