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Gradedness and Optionality in Mature and Developing Grammars

ANTONELLA SORACE

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter highlights specific patterns of gradedness and optionality in the grammar of three types of speakers: monolingual native speakers, speakers whose native language (L1) has been influenced ... More


Jerry Fodor’s Globality Challenge to the Computational Theory of Mind

Susan Schneider

in The Language of Thought: A New Philosophical Direction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015578
eISBN:
9780262295833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015578.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explains the problem faced by the computational theory of mind (CTM) caused by the context-sensitive nature of beliefs and the context-insensitive nature of syntactic properties, which ... More


Depictives in English and Warlpiri

Jane Simpson

in Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272266
eISBN:
9780191709975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter compares depictive secondary predicates in English and Warlpiri. In English, heavy constraints are given to depictives in terms of their phrase structure position, their co-occurrence ... More


Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax

Eric Mathieu and Robert Truswell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198747840
eISBN:
9780191810732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747840.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume contains sixteen chapters addressing the process of syntactic change at different granularities. The language-particular component of a grammar is now usually assumed to be nothing more ... More


Phrasal Movement and the Two Sources of Adnominal Adjectives

Guglielmo Cinque

in The Syntax of Adjectives: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014168
eISBN:
9780262289306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014168.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter develops an alternative analysis in terms of phrasal movement, which seems able to overcome the problems of the head-movement analysis while retaining its basic insight. The discussions ... More


Inherent properties of verbs and nouns and the emergence of the locative function

Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Marielle Butters

in The Emergence of Functions in Language

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198844297
eISBN:
9780191879838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844297.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

Inherent properties of lexical items can create an initial state which may trigger the emergence of a function. The importance of this part is that it demonstrates the existence of a cycle whereby ... More


Edge-Based Clausal Syntax: A Study of (Mostly) English Object Structure

Paul M. Postal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014816
eISBN:
9780262295482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014816.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This book rejects the notion that an English phrase of the form verb + determiner phrase [V + DP] invariably involves a grammatical relation properly characterized as a direct object. It argues ... More


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