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Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Paola Crisma and Giuseppe Longobardi (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This book considers developments in the study of diachronic linguistics and linguistic theory, including those concerned with the very definition of language change in the biolinguistic framework, ... More


Categoriality in Language Change: The Case of the English Gerund

Lauren Fonteyn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190917579
eISBN:
9780190917609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917579.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This study presents the first elaborate attempt to set out a functional-semantic definition of diachronic transcategorial shift between the major classes “noun”/“nominal” and “verb”/“clause.” In ... More


Gender from Latin to Romance: History, Geography, Typology

Michele Loporcaro

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199656547
eISBN:
9780191848100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199656547.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The book addresses grammatical gender in Romance, and its development from Latin. It works with the toolbox of current linguistic typology, and asks the fundamental question of how the Latin ... More


The English Gerund

Lauren Fonteyn

in Categoriality in Language Change: The Case of the English Gerund

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190917579
eISBN:
9780190917609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917579.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This chapter gives an overview of the history of the English gerund, describing the attested morphosyntactic developments and assessing the functional explanations that have been provided to explain ... More


Uncharted dimensions

Daniel Gutzmann

in Use-Conditional Meaning: Studies in Multidimensional Semantics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198723820
eISBN:
9780191791161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723820.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The book concludes with a discussion of some topics that the author considers to be possible fields for further investigation. The final chapter looks at use-conditional meaning and the notion of ... More


Conclusions

Lauren Fonteyn

in Categoriality in Language Change: The Case of the English Gerund

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190917579
eISBN:
9780190917609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917579.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

The concluding chapter synthesizes the results of the preceding analyses. It highlights that the most important functional-semantic categorial shift that has taken place within the English gerundive ... More


Diversity in Sinitic Languages

Hilary M. Chappell (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723790
eISBN:
9780191791130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723790.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents brand new research into the great structural diversity found in Sinitic languages. While many studies focus principally on Standard Mandarin, this work draws on extensive empirical ... More


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