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Periphrasis: The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms

Marina Chumakina and Greville Corbett (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265253
eISBN:
9780191760419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265253.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Periphrasis is the phenomenon, well attested in the languages of the world, where a grammatical meaning which we expect to be expressed within a word actually has a syntactic expression. This means ... More


Introduction

Marina Chumakina

in Periphrasis: The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265253
eISBN:
9780191760419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265253.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introductory chapter defines periphrasis and briefly discusses previous studies of the phenomenon (types of periphrasis and defining criteria previously suggested). It outlines the typological ... More


Periphrasis in Archi1

Marina Chumakina

in Periphrasis: The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265253
eISBN:
9780191760419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265253.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The Nakh-Daghestanian language Archi has several types of verbal constructions: periphrases, complex predicates, and phenomena very similar to serial verb constructions. This chapter investigates ... More


Instability in Stability: Therapeutic and Elaborative Periphrasis in the Dalabon Pronominal Prefix Paradigm

Nicholas Evans

in Periphrasis: The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265253
eISBN:
9780191760419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265253.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Periphrasis has a striking role in the Australian (non-Pama-Nyungan) language Dalabon, where it helps to maintain the paradigm structure, and at the same time reshapes the paradigm by adding new ... More


Relatedness in Periphrasis: A Paradigm-based Perspective

Gergana Popova and Andrew Spencer

in Periphrasis: The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265253
eISBN:
9780191760419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265253.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Bulgarian has several relevant verbal constructions, and this chapter concentrates on those where one instance of periphrasis is embedded within another. For example, the (periphrastic) future ... More


Introduction: aims, theory, and method

Theodore Markopoulos

in The Future in Greek: From Ancient to Medieval

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199539857
eISBN:
9780191716317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539857.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

The investigation of the future‐referring constructions follows the functional–typological framework of grammaticalization. This first chapter discusses some basic principles of the framework, and ... More


Inflection

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/9780199226245.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Inflection is the expression of morphosyntactic properties on words. Examples are case and number marking on nouns, and number and person marking on verbs. These properties play a role in computing ... More


Periphrastic Tense Forms

T. V. Evans

in Verbal Syntax in the Greek Pentateuch: Natural Greek Usage and Hebrew Interference

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270102
eISBN:
9780191683909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270102.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Periphrastic tense forms are a recognized feature of the Greek verbal system from the language of Homer through to the Modern period. Yet their analysis involves both major theoretical difficulties ... More


Morphology and Syntax

Philip Burton

in The Old Latin Gospels: A Study of their Texts and Language

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269885
eISBN:
9780191600449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269889.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

An analysis of the morphology and syntax of the Old Latin Gospels, and the extent to which they represent patterns characteristic of later and sub‐literary Latinm, and of the Romance languages. ... More


Features in periphrastic constructions

Gergana Popova

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/9780199577743.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that periphrastic constructions can express features which are not part of the content of their elements. This favours an analysis which integrates them in the morphological ... More


The periphrastic prototype

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume II: Morphology, Paradigms, and Periphrases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608324
eISBN:
9780191732041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608324.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

Grammatical periphrasis is distinguished from lexical periphrasis. A verbal periphrasis, the most commonly studied, contains an operative (functional) verb that fills a gap in a finite verb paradigm ... More


The Substance of Language Volume II: Morphology, Paradigms, and Periphrases

John M. Anderson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608324
eISBN:
9780191732041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608324.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This book contributes to the exploration of a view of language wherein its elements are grounded, or substantively based. It looks in particular at the role of the lexicon, and morphology, as a ... More


Periphrasis in Romance *

Catherine Taylor

in Morphological Autonomy: Perspectives From Romance Inflectional Morphology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589982
eISBN:
9780191728884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589982.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

Periphrasis is typically considered the domain of either syntax or morphology. I find it is syntactic structure realizing morphological features. Periphrasis should therefore be performed by the ... More


Number and case as non‐nounal

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume II: Morphology, Paradigms, and Periphrases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608324
eISBN:
9780191732041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608324.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter raises the question of non‐verbal periphrasis. A distinction is drawn between secondary features that are elective (say, progressive) and inherent (say, gender). The features of verbs ... More


Conclusion

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume II: Morphology, Paradigms, and Periphrases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608324
eISBN:
9780191732041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608324.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

There are lexical mechanisms that compensate for the unidirectionality of the exponence relation, as illustrated by the reorganization of morphologically expressed features for optimal formulation of ... More


Multiple Tenses in the Malayalam Verb

Tara Mohanan and K. P. Mohanan

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

In Malayalam, verb morphology is characterized by morphological restrictions on concatenation that give rise to a mismatch between purely morphological features on the one hand, and syntactic and ... More


Conclusion to Verbal Periphrasis in Ancient Greek

Klaas Bentein

in Verbal Periphrasis in Ancient Greek: Have- and Be- Constructions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747093
eISBN:
9780191809354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747093.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the final chapter, the main findings of the book are summarized. From a synchronic point of view, it is stressed that ‘verbal periphrasis’ is best considered a prototypically organized notion, and ... More


Verbal Periphrasis in Ancient Greek: Have- and Be- Constructions

Klaas Bentein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747093
eISBN:
9780191809354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747093.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book deals with the use and development of ‘periphrastic’ constructions in Ancient Greek (VIII BC–VIII AD), focusing on constructions with the verbs ‘to be’ (εἰμί‎) and ‘to have’ (ἔχω), as in ἦν ... More


‘Verbal’ and ‘Adjectival’ Periphrasis

Klaas Bentein

in Verbal Periphrasis in Ancient Greek: Have- and Be- Constructions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747093
eISBN:
9780191809354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747093.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the notions of ‘verbal periphrasis’ and ‘adjectival periphrasis’ from a theoretical point of view. At present, there is no consensus as to which constructions can be classified ... More


Withholding Names: Periphrasis in Mary Wroth’s Urania

Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld

in Indecorous Thinking: Figures of Speech in Early Modern Poetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277919
eISBN:
9780823280667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277919.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Following a set of characters who travel through the Urania while conspicuously withholding the names of their love objects, chapter six argues that periphrasis, that figure of speech which names an ... More


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