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Discourse

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A discourse consists of usage events, and in the usage based approach linguistic units are seen as being abstracted from such events. Discourse is fundamentally interactive and necessarily dynamic. ... More


Building materials: nature, origins, and processing Building materials: nature, origins, and processing

Mike Hansell

in Animal Architecture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507529
eISBN:
9780191709838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507529.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Animals are surrounded by potential materials, mineral and organic, where mineral is represented by mud and stones, and organic includes those of animal, plant, and fungal origin. These materials ... More


Overview

Myriam Uribe‐Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala

in Ways of Structure Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644933
eISBN:
9780191741609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces the chapters included in the volume and discusses the importance of the proposals contained in them for our understanding of the operations, triggers, and constraints involved ... More


Ways of Structure Building

Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644933
eISBN:
9780191741609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume offers the reader a wide and updated view of some of the most important approaches to three key questions in contemporary syntactic theory: What are the operations available for ... More


Specificity‐driven Syntactic Derivation *

Antje Lahne

in Ways of Structure Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644933
eISBN:
9780191741609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Specificity is arguably one of the main basic concepts of morphological theory (Subset Principle). This chapter proposes that the concept of specificity is at work in syntax, too, and it is a much ... More


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