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The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Geert Booij

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226245
eISBN:
9780191710360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226245.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book introduces the reader to the basic methods for the study of the internal structure of words, and to the theoretical issues raised by analyses of word structure concerning the organization ... More


Parameterized Principles

Frederick J. Newmeyer

in Possible and Probable Languages: A Generative Perspective on Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274338
eISBN:
9780191706479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274338.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter presents the principal means within generative theory by which typological generalizations have been captured, namely, by the parameterization of principles of Universal Grammar. It ... More


Meaning Change under Reanalysis: Previous Views

Regine Eckardt

in Meaning Change in Grammaticalization: An Enquiry into Semantic Reanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262601
eISBN:
9780191718939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262601.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter delineates the issues and questions in diachronic linguistics that are addressed in the book. It's purpose is twofold: it introduces the current debate and criticizes earlier theories of ... More


Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume II: Morphological, Syntactic, and Typological Change

D. Gary Miller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199583430
eISBN:
9780191595288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583430.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book investigates a large range of changes and their motivations in all parts of the grammar and lexicon. The core argument is that, in the absence of a Grand Unification Theory in linguistics, ... More


Archaeology and Language in the Andes: Some General Models of Change

COLIN RENFREW

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the role of general models for language change and considers four such classes of model. The farming/language dispersal model is a frequent case for language replacement. But ... More


Introduction: A Language and Its Secrets

Jonathan Owens

in A Linguistic History of Arabic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199290826
eISBN:
9780191710469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290826.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This introductory chapter situates the study in two contexts. First, the two kinds of sources used for the interpretation of Arabic are described. On the one hand are the written Arabic sources which ... More


The Classification of Constituent Order Generalizations and Diachronic Explanation

John Whitman

in Linguistic Universals and Language Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298495
eISBN:
9780191711442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298495.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter proposes a different classification of the Greenbergian constituent order universals, which extends naturally to larger compendia. Based on this classification, it suggests that the ... More


Universals and Diachrony: Some Observations

Johanna Nichols

in Linguistic Universals and Language Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298495
eISBN:
9780191711442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298495.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter reviews the preceding chapters in this volume. It says that although each one makes an original claim, none of them is sufficiently concerned with replicability and falsifiability to ... More


Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Paola Crisma and Giuseppe Longobardi (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This book considers developments in the study of diachronic linguistics and linguistic theory, including those concerned with the very definition of language change in the biolinguistic framework, ... More


Temporal Dynamics in Language Comprehension

Michael Spivey

in The Continuity of Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170788
eISBN:
9780199786831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170788.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

While acknowledging the importance of language dynamics at the time scales of biological evolution, cultural language change, and child development, this chapter focuses primarily on the time scale ... More


Conclusions

Heiko Narrog

in Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694372
eISBN:
9780191742279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694372.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some concluding thoughts. It was the goal of this study to provide a new overall model for modal meanings and semantic change in the ... More


Germany and the Questione della Lingua

PATRICK STEVENSON

in Language and German Disunity: A Sociolinguistic History of East and West in Germany, 1945-2000

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299707
eISBN:
9780191708053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299707.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter begins by establishing the historicity of the contentious relationship between language and social and political identities in Germany by taking the debates on language in the first half ... More


Grammar Competition and Language Change

Charles D. Yang

in Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250691
eISBN:
9780191719455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250691.003.0021
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter develops a general mathematical model that formalizes linguists' insight of grammar competition driving language change. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 21.2 gives a brief ... More


Resolving pattern conflict: Variation and selection in phonology and morphology

Andrew Wedel

in Analogy in Grammar: Form and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547548
eISBN:
9780191720628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547548.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

In a feedback-driven model of language change, conflict between patterns at distinct levels of linguistic organization can be understood as a form of multi-level selection. Simulations of conflicts ... More


APPENDIX: How Linguists Can Help in Corporate Civil Cases

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter summarizes the important requirements of linguists and lawyers who work together on the seven types of corporate cases discussed in the book. First, the linguist needs to have complete ... More


Certificates of Deposit Advertisements: Harold Ackerman v. Royal Bank of Pennsylvania

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The case of a bank's advertisements about the rate of return for its certificates of deposit centered on the use of the lexical items in the bank's advertisements and other materials, specifically ... More


Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency Effects, and Prehistory

Philomen Probert

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279609
eISBN:
9780191707292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279609.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The accentuation of many categories of ancient Greek word appears arbitrary, but this book points to some striking correlations between accentuation and a word’s synchronic morphological ... More


Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Alan Partington (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

This volume contains one of the first ever collections of studies pertaining to the novel discipline of Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (MD-CADS). This discipline is characterised ... More


Newfoundland and Labrador English

Sandra Clarke

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626168
eISBN:
9780748671519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626168.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume constitutes the first comprehensive overview of the variety of Canadian English spoken in Newfoundland and Labrador, long recognized as linguistically distinct within North America. It ... More


Approaching Bilingualism in Corpus Languages

D. R. LANGSLOW

in Bilingualism in Ancient Society: Language Contact and the Written Text

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245062
eISBN:
9780191715129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245062.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines a few of the more important themes, issues, and parameters in recent and current research on bilingualism. The focus is on corpus languages rather than ancient or classical ... More


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