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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


Finiteness and subordination

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume I: The Domain of Syntax

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608317
eISBN:
9780191732034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608317.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter examines various constructions types and their relationship to finiteness. Certain constructions, such as ‘indirect questions’ and relatives, are demoted finites: the properties that ... More


Semantic and pragmatic effectsof negative markers

Ahmad Alqassas

in A Multi-locus Analysis of Arabic Negation: Micro-variation in Southern Levantine, Gulf and Standard Arabic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433143
eISBN:
9781474460156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433143.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter focuses on the semantic and pragmatic effects associated with the various positions of negation. Particularly, presuppositional readings for negative statements follow from different ... More


Necessity and hypothesis

Gerjan van Schaaik

in The Oxford Turkish Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851509
eISBN:
9780191886102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851509.003.0022
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

The reason why this chapter on necessity and hypothesis comes directly after the chapters on tense is found in the fact that each of these notions is expressed by a verbal suffix which is ... More


Clause linking

Gerjan van Schaaik

in The Oxford Turkish Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851509
eISBN:
9780191886102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851509.003.0027
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

There are several types of clause-linking devices and one of them makes use of a particle that carries a minimal ‘amount of meaning’, such as reason, purpose, cause, and the like. One verbal suffix ... More


The development of the southern subjunctive: Morphological loss and syntactic gain*

Adam Ledgeway and Alessandra Lombardi

in Diachrony and Dialects: Grammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701781
eISBN:
9780191771507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701781.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Most Romance languages manifest in the verb a robust modal opposition between indicative and subjunctive. Some Romance varieties also mark the relevant distinction in the C-domain through the formal ... More


Future tense, prospective aspect, and irrealis mood as part of the situation perspective: Insights from Basque, Turkish, and Papuan

Gerd Jendraschek

in Future Times, Future Tenses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199679157
eISBN:
9780191758294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679157.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Beginning with three descriptive case studies from Turkish, Basque, and the Papuan language Iatmul, the chapter identifys structural means to express future time reference in these languages, and the ... More


Core mood, reality status, and evidentiality

Paul Portner

in Mood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199547524
eISBN:
9780191851179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199547524.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

In the categories of mood it is usual to include two quite distinct subtypes: verbal mood and sentence mood. However, the results of the previous two chapters suggest that these subtypes may not be a ... More


Reconstructing complementizer‐drop in the dialects of the Salento: A syntactic or phonological phenomenon?

Adam Ledgeway

in Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Salentino dialects are reported to display a Greek‐style dual complementizer system, with propositional and irrealis complements introduced by the complementizers ca and cu, respectively, the latter ... More


The (non)veridicality theory of polarity and negator selection

Katerina Chatzopoulou

in Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198712404
eISBN:
9780191780912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712404.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter the theory of nonveridicality is presented, along with the relevant evidence from Standard Modern Greek regarding negator choice. It is argued that negator choice in Modern Greek must ... More


The imperative paradigm of Korowai, a Greater Awyu language of West Papua

Lourens de Vries

in Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198803225
eISBN:
9780191841415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803225.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

The imperative paradigm of Korowai, a Papuan language of West Papua, is the richest independent verb paradigm of Korowai: it makes the same distinctions as all other independent verb paradigms but ... More


On (Ir)realis in Seenku (Mande, Burkina Faso)

Laura McPherson

in Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This article explores the cyclic interplay of documentation and linguistic theory, focusing on the case study of Southern Seenku (Gbene Ku) verbal morphology. Southern Seenku is a hitherto ... More


On the heterogeneity of Northern Paiute directives

Tim Thornes

in Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198803225
eISBN:
9780191841415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803225.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

The formal encoding of directive speech in Northern Paiute (W. Numic, Uto-Aztecan) is quite heterogeneous, despite the simplicity of bare verb stem, addressee-directed command forms. The language ... More


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