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On the gradual development of polysynthesis in Nahuatl

Jason D. Haugen

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the sources for polysynthesis in Nahuatl (Uto–Aztecan). This chapter is structured as follows. Section 16.2 discusses the notion of the ‘polysynthesis parameter’, as presented ... More


Incorporation

Ian Roberts

in Parameter Hierarchies and Universal Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804635
eISBN:
9780191842856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804635.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The implications of the proposals in Chapter 3 for non-pronominal DPs are taken up here. First, parameters governing the N–D relation, including incorporation, are of central importance. This leads ... More


A History of Crosslinguistic Research on Language Acquisition

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter discusses the history of crosslinguistic research on language acquisition as well as the limitations of the traditional concept of crosslinguistic research. It examines three phases of ... More


Argument Realization in Mayan Languages

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter examines how children develop the specific means of argument realization that distinguish K'iche', Mam, and Ch'ol from one another. Mayan languages have different means of realizing the ... More


Grammaticalization in the North Caucasian languages

Peter Arkadiev and Timur Maisak

in Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198795841
eISBN:
9780191837036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795841.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

The chapter presents an overview of selected grammaticalization phenomena in the two branches of the (North) Caucasian languages: the Circassian branch of the Northwest Caucasian family and the ... More


Shaping typology through grammaticalization: North America

Marianne Mithun

in Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198795841
eISBN:
9780191837036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795841.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

North America shows great genealogical diversity, yet many of the languages share a fundamental typological characteristic: elaborate morphology. Certain kinds of elaboration show areal ... More


Adjuncts as a diagnostic of polysynthetic word formation in Inuit

Richard Compton

in The Structure of Words at the Interfaces

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778264
eISBN:
9780191823770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778264.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines polysynthetic word formation in Inuit (Eskimo-Aleut), using the presence and variable ordering of a closed class of adverbs within verbal complexes as a diagnostic device to ... More


Scope Versus Ordering of Operations: Causativization and Ordering of Valency-Changing Operations in Adyghe

Alexander Letuchiy

in Affix Ordering Across Languages and Frameworks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190210434
eISBN:
9780190210458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210434.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on the ordering of valency-changing operations in Adyghe, a polysynthetic language of the North-West Caucasian family. While the suffixal part of the verb follows the principles ... More


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