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Microvariation

Norma Schifano

in Verb Movement in Romance: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198804642
eISBN:
9780191842863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804642.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 5 investigates Spanish and Romanian marked orderings of verbs and adverbs, as well as the microvariation in verb placement emerging from the investigation of variously TAM-specified lexical ... More


On Some Prepositions That Look DP-Internal: English of and French de

Richard S. Kayne

in Movement and Silence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179163
eISBN:
9780199788330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the question of prepositions, pursuing the argument in favor of an above-verb phrase (VP) source for some of them. Certain quantifier movements must then be reanalyzed as ... More


On negation, tense, and participles in Finnic and Sámi

Marit Julien

in Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In Finnic, and in some varieties of ámi, the tense marking in negated clauses has gone from being marked on the negative auxiliary to being marked on the main verb. In the negated past tense, this ... More


The Latin third stem and its survival in Romance

Martin Maiden

in The Romance Verb: Morphomic Structure and Diachrony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199660216
eISBN:
9780191800375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199660216.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The implications of Aronoff’s classic example of a morphome—the Latin third stem—for the history of the Romance languages are considered; the third stem is shown to persist in Romance in the form of ... More


Non-finite verb forms and non-finite constructions

Isabela Nedelcu, Adina Dragomirescu, and Dana Niculescu

in The Syntax of Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198712350
eISBN:
9780191780899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712350.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter analyses the four non-finite verb forms of OR: the infinitive, the supine, the past participle, and the gerund. While certain aspects involve more than one non-finite form (occurrence as ... More


Verbs and Tenses

Steve Hart

in English Exposed: Common Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390755
eISBN:
9789888390465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390755.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The chapter begins with an examination of the forms of the verb ‘to be’. Verbals are introduced and categorized by their various forms and uses. The relationship between participles and irregular ... More


The distribution of quantifiers in Old and Modern Italian: Everything or nothing

Jacopo Garzonio and Cecilia Poletto

in Word Order Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter considers the distribution of VO and OV orders in Old Italian when the object is represented by a quantified constituent. The investigation takes into consideration cases of VO/OV ... More


This Syntax Needs Studied

Elspeth Edelstein

in Micro-Syntactic Variation in North American English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199367221
eISBN:
9780199367245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367221.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the alternative embedded passive (AEP), a feature of varieties such as “Pittsburghese,” in which a past participle directly follows need, want, or like, as in “The cat needs ... More


Morphomes

Martin Maiden

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/9780199677108.003.0043
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

This chapter addresses some of the most important issues concerning morphomic distributional patterns in Romance. It covers patterns originally due to the effects of stress-related vocalic ... More


The development of BE-periphrases

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/9780198759522.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The sixth and final chapter of this book deals with word order in Latin BE-periphrases. It is first shown that the unexpected Late Latin preference for the head-final order ‘past participle–esse’ is ... More


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