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The Verbal Complex in Romance: A Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces

Paola Monachesi

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274758
eISBN:
9780191705908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274758.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book explores the interface between syntax and the other components of the grammar, particularly phonology, morphology, and argument structure. It contains case studies, on subjects such as ... More


Auxiliary Verb Constructions

Gregory D.S. Anderson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280315
eISBN:
9780191707186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280315.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This book presents findings from a long-term study of a range of complex predicate types subsumed under the heading, Auxiliary Verb Constructions (AVCs), drawing on a database of over 800 languages. ... More


Grammaticalization of modals in Dutch: uncontingent change

Griet Coupé and Ans van Kemenade

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter compares the historical development of modal verbs in Dutch and English. Modals in present‐day Dutch may be non‐finite, and may appear under other auxiliaries in long verb clusters. This ... More


Degrammation

Muriel Norde

in Degrammaticalization

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207923
eISBN:
9780191709135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207923.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter is the first of three chapters of case studies, and describes the type of degrammaticalization termed degrammation. Degrammation is defined as ‘a composite change whereby a function word ... More


Commissives

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/9780199274765.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter focuses on a third type of ditransitive: commissives, with meanings like ‘promise’. The commissives are interesting in that finite clauses are still their preferred complement in ... More


Multiple object positions and how to diagnose them

Lieven Danckaert

in The Development of Latin Clause Structure: A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses the question of which syntactic environment constitutes the most reliable source of information on variable object placement in Latin. The relevance of this question is ... More


Morphosyntax

Jennifer Hay, Margaret Maclagan, and Elizabeth Gordon

in New Zealand English

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625291
eISBN:
9780748651542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625291.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter is organised into sections that broadly group together a variety of syntactic phenomena. It begins by examining various phenomena relating to verbs, starting with broad issues relating ... More


The Probable Meaning of ‘Ought’

Stephen Finlay

in Confusion of Tongues: A Theory of Normative Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199347490
eISBN:
9780199347513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347490.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A unifying semantics is offered for nonmoral uses of the word ‘ought’, and related modal verbs such as ‘must’ and ‘may’. The chapter begins by observing problems posed by the analysis of instrumental ... More


Changing EPP parameters: Clause structure in Classical and Late Latin

Lieven Danckaert

in The Development of Latin Clause Structure: A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter starts with a description of the core facts concerning the VPAux/AuxVP alternation in the history of Latin. In the case of modal verbs and infinitives, there is a clear decline of the ... More


On the history of the IPP construction in German

Agnes Jäger

in Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter discusses the development and syntactic analysis of IPP (infinitivus pro participio), i.e. certain perfect tense constructions in which a verb embedding an infinitive appears in the form ... More


Morphology and Syntax

David Deterding

in Singapore English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625444
eISBN:
9780748651535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625444.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

There is somewhat more difference in the ways inflectional suffixes occur in Singapore English when compared to the usage found in traditional varieties of English such as those of Britain or ... More


The Sigmatic Infinitives

WOLFGANG DAVID CIRILO DE MELO

in The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209026
eISBN:
9780191706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Most of the sigmatic infinitives (type impetrāssere ‘to achieve’) occur in accusative and infinitive constructions with future time reference. Since in this constellation they could be replaced not ... More


VOAux: A typologically rare word order pattern

Lieven Danckaert

in The Development of Latin Clause Structure: A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The starting point of this chapter is the observation that the diachrony of the OV/VO alternation is very different in clauses with a head-final (VPAux) and a head-initial (AuxVP) T-projection. ... More


The vP left periphery in different sentence types

Cecilia Poletto

in Word Order in Old Italian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660247
eISBN:
9780191769511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660247.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter I investigate the OV orders already discussed in Chapter 2 in various clause types, and show that scrambling is possible in all clause types, and that the main vs embedded status of a ... More


Julian of Norwich and the Comfort of Eternity

Eleanor Johnson

in Staging Contemplation: Participatory Theology in Middle English Prose, Verse, and Drama

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572031
eISBN:
9780226572208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572208.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the poetic properties of Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love to show how they are central to her partial performance of divine contemplation. For Julian, as for ... More


The Development of Latin Clause Structure: A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

Lieven Danckaert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The focus of this book is Latin word order, and in particular the relative ordering of direct objects and lexical verbs (OV vs. VO), and auxiliaries and non-finite verbs (VAux vs. AuxV). One aim of ... More


Building Occasions for Another’s Initiative: The Impersonal Deontic Declarative Trzeba x (“It is Necessary to x”)

Jörg Zinken

in Requesting Responsibility: The Morality of Grammar in Polish and English Family Interaction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190210724
eISBN:
9780190210748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210724.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the use of a declarative turn format built with an impersonal verb expressing deontic modality: trzeba x (“it is necessary to x”). The sequential analysis explores contexts and ... More


Expressing the selves: Subject splits and viewpoint hierarchies in multiple-perspective constructions

Sonja Zeman

in Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198786658
eISBN:
9780191828966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786658.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

By drawing parallels to neuro-philosophical approaches to self-consciousness that give up the notion of an a priori psychological self, Zeman argues that linguistic self-reference does not reflect ... More


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