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Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Ronald Langacker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Cognitive Grammar is a radical alternative to the formalist theories that have dominated linguistic theory during the last half century. Instead of an objectivist semantics based on truth conditions ... More


Programs and Proposals in Codeswitching Research: Unconstraining Theories of Bilingual Language Mixing

Jeff MacSwan

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this chapter, MacSwan provides an overview of the history of research on codeswitching (CS), distinguishing constraint-based (CB) approaches, which posit explicit rules governing language mixing, ... More


Introduction

John A. Hawkins

in Efficiency and Complexity in Grammars

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252695
eISBN:
9780191719301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252695.003.001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introductory chapter defines the book’s goals and shows how they are relevant to current issues in linguistics and psycholinguistics. Topics discussed include the Performance–Grammar ... More


Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

José M. Brucart, Anna Gavarró, and Jaume Solà (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents new work on how Merge and formal features, two Basic factors in the Minimalist program, should determine the syntactic computation of natural language. Merge combines similar ... More


Revolutionary English

Brian Cummings

in The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187356
eISBN:
9780191674709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187356.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The word ‘justify’ had undergone extraordinary travails by the time Milton came to use it. This chapter starts by presenting the necessary fall. English grammatical theory in the seventeenth century ... More


Efficiency and Complexity in Grammars

John A. Hawkins

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252695
eISBN:
9780191719301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252695.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book addresses a question fundamental to any discussion of grammatical theory and grammatical variation: to what extent can principles of grammar be explained through language use? The book ... More


Linguistic Preliminaries

Peter Ludlow

in The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199258536
eISBN:
9780191725432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258536.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This chapter provides a survey of some work in generative linguistics over the past 45 years. The survey is not intended to be comprehensive, but is designed to give a flavor of some of the examples ... More


Natural Language and Natural Selection

Paul Bloom

in Language, Cognition, and Human Nature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199328741
eISBN:
9780199369355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328741.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Many people have argued that the evolution of the human language faculty cannot be explained by Darwinian natural selection. Chomsky and Gould have suggested that language may have evolved as the ... More


Kāraka: Meanings in Composition

Jonardon Ganeri

in Artha: Meaning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198074137
eISBN:
9780199082131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074137.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents a discussion on kāraka. An important feature of Pāṇinian grammatical theory is the distinction it draws between the superficial grammatical form of a sentence, and a deeper ... More


Grammar, Psychology, and Indeterminacy

Stephen Stich

in Collected Papers, Volume 1: Mind and Language, 1972–2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199734108
eISBN:
9780190267513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734108.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter offers an account of what the grammarian is saying of an expression when he says it is grammatical, or a noun phrase, or ambiguous, or the subject of a certain sentence. More generally, ... More


Ways of Structure Building

Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644933
eISBN:
9780191741609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume offers the reader a wide and updated view of some of the most important approaches to three key questions in contemporary syntactic theory: What are the operations available for ... More


Where do Chinese wh-items fit?

Gennaro Chierchia and Hsiu-Chen Daphne Liao

in Epistemic Indefinites: Exploring Modality Beyond the Verbal Domain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199665297
eISBN:
9780191779732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665297.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates wh-items in Mandarin from a cross-linguistic perspective, seeking to unify their various uses. It stems from: (i) previous approaches to indefinites in Chinese (Cheng 1991; ... More


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