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Linguistic expression of commands in Lao

N. J. Enfield

in Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198803225
eISBN:
9780191841415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803225.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter undertakes a survey of commands and similar speech acts in Lao, the national language of Laos. The survey draws upon a corpus of naturally occurring speech in narratives and ... More


Explaining the Final-over-Final Constraint: Formal and Functional Approaches *

Michelle Sheehan

in Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684359
eISBN:
9780191764967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684359.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The mainstream view of sentence-final particles (SFPs) in Chinese varieties has been that they are some species of C-head merged with the sentence (i.e. IP). Recently proposed universals of phrase ... More


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