Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-19 of 19 items

  • Keywords: prepositional phrase x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

ARGUMENTS OF VERBS

A. M. Devine and Laurence D. Stephens

in Latin Word Order: Structured Meaning and Information

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181685
eISBN:
9780199789146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181685.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter establishes a default order for arguments and adjuncts in the Latin simple sentence and proposes a syntactic structure with pragmatically defined functional projections. Deviations from ... More


Satellites

Harm Pinkster

in The Oxford Latin Syntax: Volume 1: The Simple Clause

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199283613
eISBN:
9780191816734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283613.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

The chapter deals with constituents that function as adjunct or disjunct in their clause. Within both categories further semantic distinctions are made. The criteria used to distinguish the various ... More


Intention

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that the occurrence of the to-infinitive after verbs expressing meanings like ‘intend’ or ‘want’, or the negative counterparts ‘fear’ or ‘avoid’ represents an innovation. Unlike ... More


Sentence Construction: Modification

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Outside of the subject, verb, and object in an independent clause, everything else in a sentence is modification, the specifying detail that often carries or constrains an argument. Patterns of ... More


Extraction from Adjuncts

Robert Truswell

in Events, Phrases, and Questions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577774
eISBN:
9780191725319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577774.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

The syntactic core of the book is a description of patterns of A'-extraction from three classes of adjunct in English. In rationale clauses, extraction is generally possible, provided syntactic ... More


Introduction

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter presents an overview of issues of the to-infinitive discussed in the literature. It is usually assumed that the infinitive is a noun in Old English, and that, hence, the to-infinitive is ... More


The to-infinitive as goal-argument

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that some purpose adjuncts were reinterpreted as GOAL-arguments of conatives and verbs of persuading and urging. This involved a semantic change of the higher verb. Verbs meaning ... More


The Grammar of Lexical Bundles in Early Legal Scots

Joanna Kopaczyk

in The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199945153
eISBN:
9780199345939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

Automatic extraction of recurrent strings renders very diverse material, also from a structural point of view. The analysis clearly shows that the recurrent patterns constitute structural frames, ... More


Valuing V features and N features: What adjuncts tell us about case, agreement, and syntax in general

Joseph Emonds

in Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter describes many superficially diverse adjuncts. These are then reduced to two types: underlying PPs and ‘agreeing’ adjuncts. It proposes to answer: Why only these two? A general principle ... More


The expression of purpose in Old English

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter describes the earliest syntactic function of the to-infinitive: that of purpose adjunct, as in Present-day English, I left early to catch the train. Data from Gothic and Old English show ... More


Gradedness as Relative Efficiency in the Processing of Syntax and Semantics 1

JOHN A. HAWKINS

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents a group of corpus data from English, a head-initial language, and some additional data from Japanese, a head-final language, showing clear selection preferences among competing ... More


Verbal Underspecification

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter develops the main syntactic proposal of the book, namely the underspecified nature of verbal subcategorization. The discussion begins by setting out notions of incrementality which ... More


Formal vs. functional motivations for the structure of self‐repair in German

Martin Pfeiffer

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In recent years, comparative studies in interactional linguistics have shown that the syntactic organization of self‐repair is influenced by the different morphosyntactic characteristics of the ... More


Object Clitics and Locative Prepositions

Christina Tortora

in A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199945627
eISBN:
9780199369829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945627.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses the syntax of object clitics in relation to locative prepositions in Borgomanerese. The data in this chapter flip the role of the object clitic on its head, making it a point ... More


The Fine Structure of Spatial PPs in Mandarin Chinese

Hsiao-Hung Iris Wu

in The Cartography of Chinese Syntax: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 11

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190210687
eISBN:
9780190210717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210687.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Spatial Preposition Phrases (PPs) have long posed problems for a uniform analysis of the category P. Following the general cartographic project of mapping distinct functional projections associated ... More


Prepositions: Roie-ocklyn

in Practical Manx

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846311314
eISBN:
9781781380680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315596.005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Manx prepositions. It covers pronoun-prepositions; emphatics; phrasal prepositions; an ‘fixed’ prepositional phrases with lesh.


Spatial orientations

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/9780198851509.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

Whereas the dative and ablative case markers are primarily used in combination with verbs denoting movement to and from some object, the locative signifies that all movement is absent. This natural ... More


Synchronic and diachronic clues on the internal structure of ‘where’ in Italo-Romance*

Nicola Munaro and Cecilia Poletto

in Diachrony and Dialects: Grammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701781
eISBN:
9780191771507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701781.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides some insights into the internal structure of the wh-item ‘where’. A comparative approach is adopted, carrying out a systematic analysis of the different lexical realizations of ... More


Investigating dative external possessors in the history of English

Cynthia L. Allen

in Dative External Possessors in Early English

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198832263
eISBN:
9780191870927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832263.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter outlines the methodology used in gathering data for dative external possessors and internal possessors in Old and Early Middle English. Parsed electronic corpora of texts from these ... More


View: