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A Semantic Classification of Co-compounds

Bernhard Wälchli

in Co-Compounds and Natural Coordination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276219
eISBN:
9780191706042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276219.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents a semantic classification of co-compounds based on the semantic relationship between parts and whole, drawing mainly on material from central Eurasian languages. A distinction ... More


Modulations

D. Robert Ladd

in Simultaneous Structure in Phonology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199670970
eISBN:
9780191749629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670970.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Speech simultaneously conveys both propositional and indexical meaning. This is approximately the difference between ‘what you said’ and ‘the way you said it’. Some indexical meaning is conveyed by ... More


Six competing motives for repetition

John Haiman

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Most discussions of competing have implicitly adopted the point of view of the speaker. One may, however, also take the point of view of the hearer, and ask the question: given a specific linguistic ... More


Language and/in Music

Kofi Agawu

in The African Imagination in Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190263201
eISBN:
9780190263232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263201.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Language and music are said to be uncommonly close in Africa. This chapter explores the dimensions of that closeness by delving into the nature of tone languages and the constraints they impose on ... More


The grammar of knowledge in Tima

Gerrit J. Dimmendaal

in The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701316
eISBN:
9780191770593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701316.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Tima is an endangered Niger-Congo language spoken in the linguistically heterogeneous Nuba Mountains in Central Sudan. As is common in languages in the area, it has formal means of expressing ... More


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