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Features in categorization, or a new look at an old problem

Keith Plaster and Maria Polinsky

in Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577743
eISBN:
9780191722844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter reanalyses noun classification in the Australian language Dyirbal. While earlier analyses have proposed intricate class assignment principles rooted in conceptual features, we argue that ... More


Nominal Structure

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/9780195331967.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Personal pronouns and proper names are inherently grounded. The structure of other nominals tends to reflect semantic function, with the head noun as core, grounding as the outermost layer, and ... More


Nouns: Real and Apparent Nominal Subclasses

J. Rijkhoff

in The Noun Phrase

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198237822
eISBN:
9780191706776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198237822.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter looks at noun class and gender systems that are somehow relevant for the proper expression (morphology, syntax, phonology) of noun phrases (NPs) and sentences. The reflection of real and ... More


Considering Problematic Codeswitching Data and Other Approaches

CAROL MYERS-SCOTTON

in Contact Linguistics: Bilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299530
eISBN:
9780191708107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299530.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter considers data that are problematic for the Matrix Language Frame (MLF) model. These include: Arabic determiners in codeswitching; ‘do’ verb (light verbs) constructions; and Embedded ... More


Reflecting the world around us: genders, noun classes, and classifiers

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

A noun may refer to a man, a woman, an animal or an inanimate object of varied shape, size and function. A grammatical device can reflect the nature of a noun referent. • Small gender ... More


Secrecy

Anne Storch

in Secret Manipulations: Language and Context in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199768974
eISBN:
9780199914425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768974.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter deals with secrecy and presents case studies of how secret languages are created, used, and revealed among the Jukun (Nigeria), Lango and Adhola (Uganda), and Fulbe (West Africa), and in ... More


Simplification and complexification in Wolof noun morphology and morphosyntax

Michele Loporcaro

in The Complexities of Morphology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198861287
eISBN:
9780191893346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861287.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses simplification and complexification in the morphology and morphosyntax of Wolof noun classes. Simplification, compared with its closest Atlantic cognates, is well known to have ... More


Linguistic Gender and its expression

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in How Gender Shapes the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723752
eISBN:
9780191791093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723752.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Many languages of the world have a gender system in their grammar. There are two genders in French, three in German, four in Dyirbal (from North Queensland), more elsewhere. We seldom find an exact ... More


Defining gender

Ruth Kramer

in The Morphosyntax of Gender

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199679935
eISBN:
9780191760129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679935.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The purpose of this brief chapter is to clarify the typological definition of gender as a prelude to the cross-linguistic case studies in subsequent chapters. The chapter presents the standard ... More


Conclusion

Ruth Kramer

in The Morphosyntax of Gender

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199679935
eISBN:
9780191760129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679935.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The conclusion contains three parts. The first focuses on drawing together the results and claims across chapters. The questions raised in Chapter 1 about the morphosyntax of gender are revisited ... More


Morphological variation *

Gerjan van Schaaik

in The Oxford Turkish Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851509
eISBN:
9780191886102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851509.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

The principles of twofold vowel harmony and fourfold vowel harmony form, together with a number of consonant assimilations, the core of what at first sight looks like an enormous variation in ... More


Edible and the other genders in Dyirbal

R. M. W. Dixon

in Edible Gender, Mother-in-Law Style, and Other Grammatical Wonders: Studies in Dyirbal, Yidiñ, and Warrgamay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198702900
eISBN:
9780191772405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702900.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter explains the principles determining which of the four genders a given noun is assigned to. The explanations require reference to legends and beliefs, perceived physical associations, and ... More


Contact

Anne Storch

in Secret Manipulations: Language and Context in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199768974
eISBN:
9780199914425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768974.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter deals with the use and function of manipulated language in contact situations. Some previously unknown forms of semi-engineered contact in Africa are described, using the example of ... More


Learning Paradigmatic Structure

Vsevolod Kapatsinski

in Changing Minds Changing Tools: From Learning Theory to Language Acquisition to Language Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037860
eISBN:
9780262346313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037860.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews research on the acquisition of paradigmatic structure (including research on canonical antonyms, morphological paradigms, associative inference, grammatical gender and noun ... More


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