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Clause Structure and the Grammar of Incorporation

Stephen R. Anderson

in Aspects of the Theory of Clitics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279906
eISBN:
9780191707131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279906.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Noun Incorporation has attracted considerable attention in the literature of both syntax and morphology, because it involves the construction of units that are unquestionably words from material that ... More


Compounding

Geert Booij

in The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226245
eISBN:
9780191710360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226245.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Compounding is the word formation process in which two or more lexemes are combined into a word. In neo-classical compounding, Greek or Latin roots are also used as building blocks. Compounding is a ... More


Possession and ownership: a cross linguistic perspective

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The notion of possession is manifold, and typically subsumes part-whole and kinship relationships, in addition to ownership proper. Based on intensive investigation of several hundred languages, this ... More


Aspects of the Theory of Clitics

Stephen Anderson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279906
eISBN:
9780191707131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279906.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is about the grammar of clitics. It considers all points of view, including their phonology and syntax and relation to morphology. In the process, it deals with the relation of second ... More


Possession in Nanti

Lev Michael

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes possession in Nanti, a Peruvian Amazonian language belonging to the Kampan subgroup of the Arawak family. Nanti is a strongly head-marking language with extensive verbal ... More


Analysis versus Synthesis: Objects

Michael Barrie

Audrey Li (ed.)

in Chinese Syntax in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199945658
eISBN:
9780190201104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945658.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Noun incorporation in Iroquoian languages, English compounding, and Chinese non-canonical objects shares the properties of allowing themes, locatives, temporals, and instruments, but not ... More


Verbs

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199683215
eISBN:
9780191764912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

In many languages, the verb is the only obligatory element in the clause. Verbs tend to have more inflectional complexity than nouns. Their syntactic function is to head the clausal predicate. This ... More


The arguments: High argument merge

Diane Massam

in Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198793557
eISBN:
9780191835339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793557.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This chapter argues for high argument merge (HiAM), whereby all arguments are merged above the complex predicate, associated with their theta-sources within the predicate by means of a composed ... More


D vs. n nominalizations within and across languages

Artemis Alexiadou

in Nominalization: 50 Years on from Chomsky's Remarks

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198865544
eISBN:
9780191897924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865544.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

In ‘D vs. n nominalizations within and across languages’ Alexiadou, based on cross-linguistic and inner language variation, discusses two types of nominalizations: D-based vs. n-based. Building on ... More


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