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Genitive case and the typology of case marking

Cynthia L. Allen

in Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216680
eISBN:
9780191711893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This chapter outlines the theoretical orientation of the book and the rationale for a new study. The nature of the genitive case is examined and the use of typology in historical syntax is discussed. ... More


Conclusions

Cynthia L. Allen

in Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216680
eISBN:
9780191711893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This chapter summarizes the findings of the book as a whole. Arguments based on typology cannot be given more importance than the evidence provided by reliable texts, nor can it be assumed that ... More


Review of Paola Benincà, La variazione sintattica. Studi di dialettologia romanza

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/9780195179163.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses microcomparative syntax in the form of a review of a 1994 collection of essays by Paola Benincà, whose work has shown how Italian dialect syntax can provide an invaluable ... More


Introduction

John Whitman, Dianne Jonas, and Andrew Garrett

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

As research on syntactic change within a broadly generative framework enters its fifth decade, it is possible to look back at the development and accomplishments of this enterprise. Three ... More


Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence

Cynthia L. Allen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216680
eISBN:
9780191711893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book examines the history of adnominal genitive phrases from Old to Early Modern English, focusing on the evidence provided by a systematic corpus study and the role of linguistic typology in ... More


Summary and conclusions

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/9780199274765.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This final chapter wraps up the main conclusions of the book: the origin of the to-infinitive and its reanalysis as a non-finite subjunctive clause, and its rise and spread at the expense of the ... More


Parametric Comparison and Language Taxonomy

CRISTINA GUARDIANO and GIUSEPPE LONGOBARDI

in Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272129
eISBN:
9780191709821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272129.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

It is still a widely held opinion that the contribution of formal syntactic theories to modern linguistics is essentially focused on synchronic generalizations and that it does not extend to the most ... More


Word order change from a diachronic generative syntax perspective

Ana Maria Martins and Adriana Cardoso

in Word Order Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introductory overview chapter focuses on the relation between movement operations and word order by assembling the pieces of information offered by the book’s authors. It shows how the essays ... More


Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Agnes Jäger, Gisella Ferraresi, and Helmut Weiß (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Over roughly the last decade, there has been a notable rise in new research on historical German syntax in a generative perspective. This volume presents a state-of-the-art survey of this thriving ... More


Introduction: Syntactic features and the limits of syntactic change

Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson and Thórhallur Eythórsson

in Syntactic Features and the Limits of Syntactic Change

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198832584
eISBN:
9780191871115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832584.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapters in this volume are concerned with syntactic features and their role in restricting syntactic change. Most of the contributions propose analyses in accordance with the Borer-Chomsky ... More


Word Order Change

Ana Maria Martins and Adriana Cardoso (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is a collection of thirteen detailed studies on word order change within the framework of diachronic generative syntax. An initial chapter contextualizes them and introduces the theme in ... More


Syntactic Reconstruction and Proto-Germanic

George Walkden

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198712299
eISBN:
9780191780837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712299.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates methods, possibilities, and limitations in the reconstruction of syntax in a framework which holds that the object of enquiry is knowledge of language and which acknowledges ... More


Dative External Possessors in Early English

Cynthia L. Allen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198832263
eISBN:
9780191870927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832263.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents the results of a corpus-based case study of diachronic English syntax. Present Day English is in a minority of European languages in not having a productive dative external ... More


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

Theresa Biberauer and George Walkden (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Does syntactic change exist? In some sense, it must do: change in constituent order, for instance, is well documented among the world’s languages. However, converging empirical and theoretical ... More


Syntactic Features and the Limits of Syntactic Change

Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson and Thórhallur Eythórsson (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198832584
eISBN:
9780191871115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832584.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume brings together the latest diachronic research on syntactic features and their role in restricting syntactic change. The chapters address a central theoretical issue in diachronic syntax: ... More


Kind-defining relative clauses in the diachrony of Italian*

Paola Beninca and Guglielmo Cinque

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/9780198701781.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Within the larger class of relative clauses, we isolate the subclass of relative clauses which modify a nominal predicate, as in Gianni è un uomo che non si dà mai per vinto (It.), ‘Gianni is a man ... More


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