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Extensions of the Link between Case and Grammatical Aspect

Kylie Richardson

in Case and Aspect in Slavic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291960
eISBN:
9780191710551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter extends the link between grammatical aspect and the instrumental versus case agreement dichotomy on a predicate in the East Slavic languages to certain participle constructions in ... More


Causation and Relations Between Events: An Introduction to WG Semantics

Nikolas Gisborne

in The Event Structure of Perception Verbs

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577798
eISBN:
9780191722417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577798.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter, there is a discussion of causation and ditransitive verbs, organized around the question of whether ditransitives lexicalize a causative structure or not, and concluding that they do ... More


Edges of complement predication

Heejeong Ko

in Edges in Syntax: Scrambling and Cyclic Linearization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199660261
eISBN:
9780191749162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660261.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 4 examines the consequences of Cyclic Linearization for (re)orderings in complement predicational domains such as small clauses, infinitival clauses, and sentential predication. In ... More


The small (clause) beginnings

Ljiljana Progovac

in Evolutionary Syntax

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198736547
eISBN:
9780191800276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736547.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on tenseless (root) small clauses, lacking the TP (Tense Phrase) layer of hierarchical structure and shows that such clauses are measurably simpler than full finite TP sentences, ... More


The Verb Phrase

JAN TERJE FAARLUND

in The Syntax of Old Norse: With a survey of the inflectional morphology and a complete bibliography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235599
eISBN:
9780191709401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235599.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter treats all aspects of verbal syntax, including some topics bordering on morphology, such as the finite/non-finite distinction, the reflexive verbs, and auxiliaries. The main parts of the ... More


Parameter theory and motion predicates

William Snyder

in Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693498
eISBN:
9780191741715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693498.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Talmy's (2000) verb-framed/satellite-framed typology is examined from the perspective of parameter theory. The objectives and methods of typology, versus parameter theory, are contrasted. The ... More


The verb phrase

Jan Terje Faarlund

in The Syntax of Mainland Scandinavian

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817918
eISBN:
9780191859298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817918.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The verb phrase is headed by a verb, which may be an auxiliary verb with a grammatical function, a copula, or a lexical verb. Lexical verbs are avalent, transitive, intransitive, ergative, or ... More


Edges of adjunct and secondary predication

Heejeong Ko

in Edges in Syntax: Scrambling and Cyclic Linearization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199660261
eISBN:
9780191749162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660261.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 5 explores interactions between types of predication and ordering patterns at syntactic edges. First, it argues that scrambling within a resultative predication is impossible owing to the ... More


Subordination and embedding

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/9780198851509.003.0033
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

As an introduction to subordination the various functions of the particle ki are presented. The central question is how sentences are used as subject, object, and predicate. First, predicates and ... More


Verbal and sentential syntax

D. Gary Miller

in The Oxford Gothic Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198813590
eISBN:
9780191851438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813590.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Gothic is a null subject language. The binder of an anaphor can be a null subject. Binding requires asymmetrical c-command. Possessive sein- can be a syntactic or discourse anaphor. Gothic may attest ... More


Prepositional “where” in Southern Italian Dialects

Nicola Munaro and Cecilia Poletto

in Variation in P: Comparative Approaches to Adpositional Phrases

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190931247
eISBN:
9780190931285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931247.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates a phenomenon attested in some Southern Italian varieties, where a form identical to the wh-item meaning “where” can be used as a locative preposition. Since most of the ... More


On measure phrase alternation and smuggling: Norbert Corver

Norbert Corver

in Smuggling in Syntax

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197509869
eISBN:
9780197509906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509869.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the phenomenon of M(easure) P(hrase) alternation from a cross-categorial perspective. An illustration of this phenomenon is given by the minimal pair (i) John is two inches too ... More


Number matching in binominal small clauses

Susana Bejar, Jessica Denniss, Arsalan Kahnemuyipour, and Tomohiro Yokoyama

in The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829850
eISBN:
9780191868344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829850.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines covariation in number specification in small clauses with two nominals, as exemplified by copular clauses with a nominal predicate (DP1 BE DP2). Number matching between DP1 and ... More


Adjectives in extended predicative positions

P. H. Matthews

in The Positions of Adjectives in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681594
eISBN:
9780191760792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681594.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This is the first of two chapters which deal with the functions of adjectives in clauses. One problem is to distinguish complements of a verb, often described as licensed by it, from adjuncts. This ... More


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