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The Syntax of Sentential Stress

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199219230
eISBN:
9780191711800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219230.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This book explores the nature of sentential stress, how it is assigned, and its interaction with information structure. The central thesis is that the position of sentential or nuclear stress — the ... More


A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure

Luis López

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557400
eISBN:
9780191721229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557400.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents a detailed model of syntax-information structure interaction. It presents clear empirical arguments that this interaction takes place at the phase level, with a privileged role for ... More


The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Bettelou Los

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book describes the historical emergence and spread of the to-infinitive in English. It shows that to + infinitive emerged from a reanalysis of the preposition to plus a deverbal nominalization, ... More


Phrasal Semantics

Ray Jackendoff

in Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198270126
eISBN:
9780191713255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter develops a theory of phrasal composition, again much richer than usually assumed. In particular, the theory states that the meaning of a sentence consists of more than the meanings of ... More


Syntax, information structure, embedded prosodic phrasing, and the relational scaling of pitch accents *

Caroline Féry

in The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556861
eISBN:
9780191722271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This paper proposes on the basis of experimental material that pitch scaling in an intonation language such as German is relational rather than absolute. In other words, the height of a pitch accent ... More


Sentential stress and information structure

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour

in The Syntax of Sentential Stress

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199219230
eISBN:
9780191711800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219230.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter considers sentences uttered in non-neutral contexts. An additional rule, namely the Focus Stress Rule, is proposed to handle the interaction between sentential structure and information ... More


Discourse

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/9780195331967.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A discourse consists of usage events, and in the usage based approach linguistic units are seen as being abstracted from such events. Discourse is fundamentally interactive and necessarily dynamic. ... More


The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Nomi Erteschik-Shir and Lisa Rochman (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556861
eISBN:
9780191722271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

In this book leading scholars address the issues surrounding the syntax‐phonology interface. These principally concern whether the phonological component can influence syntax and if so how far and in ... More


Introduction

Malte Zimmermann and Caroline Féry

in Information Structure: Theoretical, Typological, and Experimental Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570959
eISBN:
9780191721786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570959.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In their introductory chapter, Malte Zimmermann and Caroline Féry provide a brief sketch of the theoretical assumptions behind the individual chapters of the volume. Information‐structure is defined ... More


Island constraints and scope

Adele Goldberg

in Constructions at Work: The Nature of Generalization in Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268511
eISBN:
9780191708428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268511.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter explores the relevance of information structure and processing demands in an explanation of constraints on movement (island constraints) and constraints on relative scope assignment. ... More


Information

James Bergin

in Microeconomic Theory: A Concise Course

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280292
eISBN:
9780191602498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280290.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Discusses models of information. Blackwells theorem in garbling and the value of information is proved. Monotonicity of decisions in signals is considered and related to supermodularity of the ... More


Why float? Floating quantifiers and focus marking *

Lisa Rochman

in The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556861
eISBN:
9780191722271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This paper explores the connection between floating quantifiers (FQs) and information structure arguing that there is a connection between the use of an FQ and the presence of a focused element ... More


Functional complementarity is only skin‐deep: Evidence from Egyptian Arabic for the autonomy of syntax and phonology in the expression of focus

Sam Hellmuth

in The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556861
eISBN:
9780191722271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This paper claims that the availability of a particular strategy for expression of information structure should be explained in terms of properties internal to that same component of the grammar, by ... More


Information Structure: Theoretical, Typological, and Experimental Perspectives

Malte Zimmermann and Caroline Féry (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570959
eISBN:
9780191721786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570959.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book brings together leading figures to present an overview of different approaches to the formal expression of information structure in language and how it works in human communication. ... More


Rethinking the SMASH Approach to Pronoun Interpretation

Andrew Kehler

in Reference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331639
eISBN:
9780199867981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331639.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter argues that the manner in which pronoun interpretation has been characterized by many psycholinguistic and computational linguistic studies over the last three decades — what is called ... More


Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

Anneli Meurman-Solin, Maria Jose Lopez-Couso, and Bettelou Los (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860210
eISBN:
9780199949601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860210.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book applies information structure as it relates to language change to a corpus-based analysis of a wide range of features in the evolution of English syntax and grammars of prose in long ... More


The rise of to-infinitival Exceptional Case-Marking

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/9780199274765.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the rise of to-infinitival Exceptional Case-Marking (ECM) constructions as in, He believes the results to be unscientific, in late Middle English. It argues that a distinction ... More


Periphrasis in Tundra Nenets1

Irina Nikolaeva

in Periphrasis: The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265253
eISBN:
9780191760419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265253.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A detailed picture of periphrasis in Nenets (Uralic) presents a typologically rare instance of periphrasis in a nominal paradigm (as opposed to more familiar verbal periphrasis). Previous accounts ... More


On the Interplay of Syntax and Information Structure: Synchronic and Diachronic Considerations

Bettelou Los, María José López-Couso, and Anneli Meurman-Solin

in Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860210
eISBN:
9780199949601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860210.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter begins with a description of the terms and definitions used in the relatively field of information structure. It then discusses what the study of syntactic change can tell us about ... More


Innocent bystander: the loss of the indefinite pronoun man

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/9780199274765.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter presents an account of an unexpected victim of both the rise of the to-infinitive and the loss of verb-second: the ‘ultra-indefinite’ pronoun man. Two factors almost completely destroyed ... More


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