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Evidence for Multidominance in Spanish Agentive Nominalizations *

Antonio Fábregas

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/9780199644933.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Since the work of Gärtner (1997), the view that each node in a tree structure is the representation of a set has been pursued by some authors (Starke 2001, 2004; Citko 2005, inter alia). The purpose ... More


Syntax and discourse in Old and Middle English word order

Ans van Kemenade and Tanja Melićev

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents an analysis of Old English word order in which discourse strategies are incorporated into a restrictive syntactic analysis. Building on recent work on clause structure in ... More


The Nature and Origin of Language

Denis Bouchard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681624
eISBN:
9780191761584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681624.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The most important is that it provides a good test for linguistic theories. It considers some current scenarios of the emergence of language. Some assume that language is a culturally evolved system ... More


Linguistic Plurality and the Conceptualization of Part Structure

Paolo Acquaviva

in Unity and Plurality: Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198716327
eISBN:
9780191785030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716327.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines plurality as a category of natural language, arguing that its fundamental semantic value on nouns is to express the property of having a complex part structure. First, it ... More


In the beginning was the sign

Denis Bouchard

in The Nature and Origin of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681624
eISBN:
9780191761584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681624.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

In the beginning was the sign. This chapter summarizes the findings of the book. What is centrally linguistic is not computational properties, but rather the nature of signs. ... More


Properties of Romance object clitics

Diego Pescarini

in Romance Object Clitics: Microvariation and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198864387
eISBN:
9780191896545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864387.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter deals with the core properties of clitics and aims to build the case for a syntactic analysis of cliticization. Phonologically, the main property of clitics is that they lack stress. ... More


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