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The Syntax of Noun Phrases

Enoch Oladé Aboh

in The Morphosyntax of Complement-Head Sequences: Clause Structure and Word Order Patterns in Kwa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159905
eISBN:
9780199788125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159905.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the Gungbe nominal system. Based on the head-initial hypothesis, it proposes an analysis of the Gungbe D-system, where the specificity marker encodes D° and the number ... More


An article evolving: the case of Old Bulgarian

Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova and Valentin Vulchanov

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the structure of the nominal expression in Old Bulgarian with a focus on the rise of the article. It builds on earlier work and further develops the observations therein, ... More


Parametric changes in the history of the Greek article

Cristina Guardiano

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter accounts for two changes that distinguish Modern Greek from Ancient (Classical and New Testament) Greek: the requirement in Modern Greek that proper names occur with a definite article, ... More


Grammaticalization and configurationality

Uta Reinöhl

in Grammaticalization and the Rise of Configurationality in Indo-Aryan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736660
eISBN:
9780191800368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736660.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 2 outlines and bring together the two major domains that frame this study, namely grammaticalization and configurationality. Both domains are presented in turn, devoting particular attention ... More


On the Double Definiteness Marker, Aspect, and Word Order in Old and Modern Scandinavian

Werner Abraham

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/9780199746736.003.0022
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter deals with the diachronic development of the post-nominal definite article in Icelandic and relates the change inside the nominal structure to other changes in the information structure ... More


Introduction

Uta Reinöhl

in Grammaticalization and the Rise of Configurationality in Indo-Aryan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736660
eISBN:
9780191800368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736660.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The introduction outlines the central research question of this book, namely how the grammatical system in Indo-Aryan evolves from a largely non-configurational type in Old Indic (i.e. with ‘free’ ... More


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