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Grammaticalization and the Rise of Configurationality in Indo-Aryan

Uta Reinöhl

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736660
eISBN:
9780191800368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736660.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book outlines the rise of configurational structure in Indo-Aryan as a by-product of the grammaticalization of postpositions. While Vedic Sanskrit lacks function words that constrain nominal ... More


Functional categories

Adam Ledgeway

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0046
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

The main goal of this chapter is critically to address from a comparative perspective some of the most important issues in the syntax of Romance functional categories, including the emergence of ... 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


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


Headless Relative Clauses in Tlaxcala Náhuatl

Lucero Flores-Nájera

in Headless Relative Clauses in Mesoamerican Languages

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197518373
eISBN:
9780197518410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518373.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter describes the basic structural, morpho-syntactic, and semantic characteristics of headless relative clauses in the variety of Náhuatl spoken in Tlaxcala. It shows that the language has ... More


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