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Syntactic Categories and Semantic Relativity

William Croft

in Radical Construction Grammar: Syntactic Theory in Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198299554
eISBN:
9780191708091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299554.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Radical Construction Grammar, like other construction grammars, treats constructions as pairings of form and meaning, and like typology, uses meaning as the basis for crosslinguistic comparison. ... More


Modality and Semantic Change

Heiko Narrog

in Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694372
eISBN:
9780191742279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694372.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

After clarifying basic terms and concepts in the area of semantic change in section 1, extant hypotheses on semantic change in modality are discussed in section 2. Section 3 presents a personal view ... More


Conclusions

Heiko Narrog

in Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694372
eISBN:
9780191742279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694372.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some concluding thoughts. It was the goal of this study to provide a new overall model for modal meanings and semantic change in the ... More


Introduction

Heiko Narrog

in Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694372
eISBN:
9780191742279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694372.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Goals of this book — theoretical orientation/principles of the approach


Lecture II, 26

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0077
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lectures 22–5 are devoted to the use of prepositions in combination with case-forms. Lecture 22 addresses their placement before or (in anastrophe) after the noun, in a noun phrase, in a string of ... More


Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Heiko Narrog

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694372
eISBN:
9780191742279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694372.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book deals with the issue of subjectivity (and intersubjectivity) in modality from a synchronic perspective, and from a diachronic perspective more generally with semantic change in modality, ... More


Lecture II, 23

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0074
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lectures 22–5 are devoted to the use of prepositions in combination with case-forms. Lecture 22 addresses their placement before or (in anastrophe) after the noun,in a noun phrase, in a string of ... More


Illustrating the Model: Some Case Studies

Heiko Narrog

in Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694372
eISBN:
9780191742279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694372.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter illustrates the model of semantic change in modality as proposed in the previous chapter with a number of case studies, including English can, Spanish capaz, and a fair number of ... More


Schematic Structure, Hebbian Learning, and Semantic Change

Vsevolod Kapatsinski

in Changing Minds Changing Tools: From Learning Theory to Language Acquisition to Language Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037860
eISBN:
9780262346313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037860.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter aims to explain some trends in semantic change with Hebbian learning. Semantic broadening observed in grammaticalization is argued to be seeded by speakers when they select frequent ... More


Lecture II, 22

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0073
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lectures 22–5 are devoted to the use of prepositions in combination with case-forms. Lecture 22 addresses their placement before or (in anastrophe) after the noun, in a noun phrase, in a string of ... More


Lecture II, 24

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0075
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lectures 22–5 are devoted to the use of prepositions in combination with case-forms. Lecture 22 addresses their placement before or (in anastrophe) after the noun, in a noun phrase,in a string of ... More


Lecture II, 25

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0076
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lectures 22–5 are devoted to the use of prepositions in combination with case-forms. Lecture 22 addresses their placement before or (in anastrophe) after the noun, in a noun phrase, in a string of ... More


Historical development of pragmatic scalar modifiers

Osamu Sawada

in Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers: The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198714224
eISBN:
9780191782633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714224.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 9 considers the development of pragmatic scalar modifiers from a historical point of view. The main point is that although the directionality of the semantic change of scalar modifiers can be ... More


Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes

Roland Greene

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226000633
eISBN:
9780226000770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Blood. Invention. Language. Resistance. World. Five ordinary words that do a great deal of conceptual work in everyday life and literature. This experiment in critical semantics considers how these ... More


Vocabulary and discourse features

Sandra Clarke and Andrew Erskine

in Newfoundland and Labrador English

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626168
eISBN:
9780748671519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626168.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Despite some lexical similarities with the neighbouring Maritime Provinces of Canada, Newfoundland English has a sufficiently distinctive lexicon to have merited its own dictionary. Chapter 4 ... More


Meanings are layered

N. J. Enfield

in The Utility of Meaning: What Words Mean and Why

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198709831
eISBN:
9780191780141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709831.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter introduces basic distinctions in the study of linguistic meaning, including the structure of the sign, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics, the need to distinguish between ... More


Connectives

Patrícia Amaral and Manuel Delicado Cantero

in Noun-Based Constructions in the History of Portuguese and Spanish

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198847182
eISBN:
9780191882098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847182.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the role played by the nouns embargo and pena in the development of the connectives sin/sem embargo (de que) and so(b) pena de (que) in Spanish and Portuguese. This ... More


Conclusion

Uta Reinöhl

in Grammaticalization and the Rise of Configurationality in Indo-Aryan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736660
eISBN:
9780191800368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736660.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The conclusion reviews the central findings of this study. First and foremost, it emphasizes that semantic changes are the ones to induce the emergence of phrase structure, as outlined in Chapter 7. ... More


Noun-Based Constructions in the History of Portuguese and Spanish

Patrícia Amaral and Manuel Delicado Cantero

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198847182
eISBN:
9780191882098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847182.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book explores the syntactic and semantic change of three types of constructions in the history of Spanish and Portuguese: (i) complex DPs with clausal adjunction (el hecho de, o facto de), (ii) ... More


From English to French: The Making of New Words

Valérie Saugera

in Remade in France: Anglicisms in the Lexicon and Morphology of French

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190625542
eISBN:
9780190625573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625542.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter presents a brief history of the contact of French with English, from 18th-century Anglomania to the global English of the turn of the 21st century, in order to contextualize the ... More


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