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Romani ueteres atque urbani sales: A Note on Cicero De Oratore 2.262 and Lucilius 173M

Anna Chahoud

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines how Cicero shaped his oratorical persona through the deployment of precise verbal devices (especially diminutives and irony), re-configuring his champions of the past by ... More


Latin Non‐Deverbal Nouns

D. Gary Miller

in Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English: and Their Indo-European Ancestry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199285051
eISBN:
9780191713682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285051.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter deals with abstract and concrete nouns which are derived from other nouns or adjectives. These include subjective and observable state traits, legal and office nouns, and diminutives.


Verbal Suffixes

D. Gary Miller

in Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English: and Their Indo-European Ancestry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199285051
eISBN:
9780191713682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285051.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter treats statives (essives) and the instrumental hypothesis of their origin; non-causative changes of state (fientives), i.e., inchoatives, deadjectival factitives (separable by language ... More


Paradigmatic Uniformity and Contrast

Michael Kenstowicz

in Paradigms in Phonological Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199267712
eISBN:
9780191708213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267712.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter reviews several examples from the contemporary and traditional literature that argue for systematic phonological relations between members of a paradigm that do not satisfy the ... More


Lexical relatedness

Andrew Spencer

in Lexical Relatedness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679928
eISBN:
9780191761508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679928.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter provides a detailed survey of the various ways in which words can be related. It discusses transpositions (action nominalizations, deverbal participles, relational and possessive ... More


Appositive compounds in dialectal and sociolinguistic varieties of French

Brigitte L. M. Bauer

in Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Over the last 100 years, appositive compounding—combining two nouns in apposition—has become one of the most productive word formation processes in French. In an attempt to account for this dramatic ... More


The Diminutive Fury: Anna Cooke

Matthew G. Schoenbachler

in Murder and Madness: The Myth of the Kentucky Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125664
eISBN:
9780813135373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125664.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Contemporaries thought Anna Cooke was a “tigress”, a “wretched female”, and an “evil genius”; historians have labeled her a “diminutive Fury” and a “tawdry paramour”; and a small corps of novelists ... More


Templatic and subtractive truncation1

Birgit Alber and Sabine Arndt-Lappe

in The Morphology and Phonology of Exponence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199573721
eISBN:
9780199573738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573721.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter discusses processes of templatic and subtractive truncation as forms of morphological exponence. Even though there exists a substantial body of research especially on the formal analysis ... More


Semantics of diminutivization: evidence from Russian

Renáta Panocová

in The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748689606
eISBN:
9780748695232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689606.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Whereas the study of the semantics of word formation in the generative tradition concentrates on the question of how a meaning can be associated with a form, in the onomasiological tradition a ... More


The highest gender wins and the interaction of gender and declension class

Ruth Kramer

in The Morphosyntax of Gender

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199679935
eISBN:
9780191760129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679935.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter has two goals, both concerning the implications of gender features on n. First, nominals that contain multiple, stacked ns are investigated. Data is presented showing that the highest n ... More


Nominal derivation

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/9780198813590.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Derivation is mostly suffixal. This chapter focuses on word formation, in particular the productive abstract formatives -iþa, -þs, etc., and the vowel stems extended by -n- (-ei etc.), actor nominals ... More


Ultra-patriotic, extra-special, pre-election pseudo-promise: Keeping the same word class

R. M. W. Dixon

in Making New Words: Morphological Derivation in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198712367
eISBN:
9780191780905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712367.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This chapter is concerned with the remaining (non-negative) prefixes. Most of them always maintain word class and sub-class. However the six Germanic prefixes out-, in-, off-, on-, up-, and down- ... More


Non-canonical gender in African languages: A typological survey of interactions between gender and number, and between gender and evaluative morphology

Francesca Di Garbo and Yvonne Agbetsoamedo

in Non-Canonical Gender Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198795438
eISBN:
9780191836732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795438.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates interactions between gender and number, and between gender and evaluative morphology in eighty-four African languages. It argues that interactions of gender with other ... More


On a low and a high diminutive: Evidence from Italian and Hebrew

Marijke De Belder, Noam Faust, and Nicola Lampitelli

in The Syntax of Roots and the Roots of Syntax

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199665266
eISBN:
9780191748554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665266.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter uses evidence from Italian and Modern Hebrew to argue for two different positions for diminutives. The first one is in the functional domain of the noun. The second one directly merges ... More


Nouns

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199683215
eISBN:
9780191764912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses categories associated with nouns. Grammatical categories associated with nouns can reflect the referential properties of a noun (or a noun phrase). Such categories include ... More


An ideal language

R. M. W. Dixon

in Are Some Languages Better than Others?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198766810
eISBN:
9780191821066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766810.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Diversity is the heartspring of every aspect of the world we live in. This applies especially for language. There is today an immense variety of languages, each with its own distinctive and endearing ... More


Affix Order and the Structure of the Slavic Word

Stela Manova

in Affix Ordering Across Languages and Frameworks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190210434
eISBN:
9780190210458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210434.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the structure of the Slavic word with data from Bulgarian, Russian, and Polish. Affix order is analyzed in terms of two-affix combinations, and it is argued that with ... More


Size, quantity, and attitude

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/9780198747062.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This chapter considers morphological ways of marking size, frequency, and quantity. The pertinent expressions are also often used to show attitude or evaluation and therefore they are all treated in ... More


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