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Grammatical Classes

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The standard doctrine that basic grammatical classes (parts of speech) are not semantically definable rests on erroneous assumptions about the nature of linguistic meaning. With a proper view of ... More


Silent Heads

Halldór Ármann Sigurðsson and Joan Maling

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/9780199746736.003.0028
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter deals with a basic problem of the cartographic approach, namely whether functional projections are always present inter- and intra-linguistically. The analysis reconciles the ... More


Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited: New Answers to Old Questions

Joanna Blaszczak, Anastasia Giannakidou, Dorota Klimek-Jankowska, and Krzysztof Migdalski (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226363523
eISBN:
9780226363660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363660.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Over the past several decades, linguistic theorizing of tense, aspect, and mood (TAM), along with a strongly growing body of crosslinguistic studies, have revealed complexity in the data that ... More


Transcategorial Shift

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/9780190917579.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This chapter discusses the literature dealing with the formal and functional features of the major grammatical categories noun and verb, focusing on the so-called “mixed” or “hybrid” structures known ... More


An Implicational Map for Indefinite Pronoun Functions

Martin Haspelmath

in Indefinite Pronouns

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198235606
eISBN:
9780191851971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198235606.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This chapter describes a two-dimensional implicational map for representing nine functions of indefinite pronouns. It first considers indefiniteness markers as grammatical categories, the ... More


Objections and Replies

R. M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye

in Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them: And How to Solve Them: An Originalist Theory of Concepts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695317
eISBN:
9780191738531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695317.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

In this chapter a total of 18 objections are canvassed, and our replies given.


A Plea for Words

Carlo Cecchetto and Caterina Donati

in (Re)labeling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028721
eISBN:
9780262327220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028721.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 1 sets the stage for the theory of labeling proposed in this book. In order to claim that words have a labeling power, one must assume that (i) they have a theoretical significance and (ii) ... More


Some final thoughts

Steven N. Dworkin

in A History of the Spanish Lexicon: A Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199541140
eISBN:
9780191741395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541140.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter offers a summary of this book’s findings with regard to the issues raised in Chapter 1. The Latin/Spanish continuum has been receptive throughout its history to the incorporation of ... More


Language contact and the history of the Spanish lexicon: General and methodological questions

Steven N. Dworkin

in A History of the Spanish Lexicon: A Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199541140
eISBN:
9780191741395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541140.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter stresses the need to study the introduction and incorporation of loanwords from a linguistic rather than a cultural perspective. This approach to loanwords in Spanish must deal with ... More


The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages

María J. Arche, Antonio Fábregas, and Rafael Marín (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829850
eISBN:
9780191868344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829850.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Copular verbs and copular sentences have been for many years a central issue in the theoretical discussions about the nature of (light) verbs and other grammatical categories, the ingredients of ... More


Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Heiko Narrog and Bernd Heine (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198795841
eISBN:
9780191837036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795841.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This volume explores the way in which grammaticalization processesâ whereby lexical words eventually become markers of grammatical categories—converge and differ across various types of language. ... More


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