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Lexical Storage versus Online Construction

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/9780198270126.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Traditional generative grammar makes two related assumptions: first, that lexical items — the stored elements that are combined into larger expressions — enter the combinatorial system by virtue of ... More


Rules and Restrictions

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/9780195331967.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Language is both cognitive and sociocultural, consisting in conventionally sanctioned patterns of communicative activity. These patterns take the form of schemas abstracted from usage events by the ... More


Thessalian Personal Names and the Greek Lexicon

José-Luis García Ramón

in Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264126
eISBN:
9780191734632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the Greek lexicon and Thessalian personal names. It provides an overview of personal names according to the current conventional classification and a more detailed analysis of ... More


A methodology for syntactic reconstruction

George Walkden

in Syntactic Reconstruction and Proto-Germanic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198712299
eISBN:
9780191780837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712299.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter lays out a framework for the reconstruction of syntax. Section 2.2 is dedicated to the question of syntactic variation: it defends an implementation of Principles & Parameters theory ... More


Word Frequency in Lexical Diffusion and the Source of Morphophonological Change

Joan Bybee

in Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195301571
eISBN:
9780199867271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301571.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Two ideas that have been around for almost a century need to be reexamined in the light of existing theories of linguistic change. These ideas involve the relationship between word frequency and ... More


Motivation in the lexicon

Ray Jackendoff and Jenny Audring

in The Texture of the Lexicon: Relational Morphology and the Parallel Architecture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198827900
eISBN:
9780191866616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827900.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter explores the notion of motivation. It is typically explicated in terms of inheritance: lexical items inherit properties from more general patterns. Inheritance is attractive for ... More


On the Lexical/Functional Divide: The Case of Negation *

M. Rita Manzini and Leonardo M. Savoia

in Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746736
eISBN:
9780199949519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0026
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter challenges the distinction between functional and lexical items, and argues that what is usually claimed to fill the head or the specifier of the functional projection NegP is not really ... More


The derivations into the interfaces

David J. Lobina

in Recursion: A Computational Investigation into the Representation and Processing of Language

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198785156
eISBN:
9780191827235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785156.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The structure of a given linguistic expression and the structure of the derivation that generates such an expression are two very different things; hence, they need not bear an isomorphic ... More


A Basic Level for the Encoding of Biological Motion

Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova and Liliana Martinez

in The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641635
eISBN:
9780191760020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

In this chapter we address the conceptual domain of locomotion and report the results of an exploratory study demonstrating that speakers of English, Norwegian, and Bulgarian use what we here define ... More


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