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Syntactic Argumentation and Radical Construction Grammar

William Croft

in Radical Construction Grammar: Syntactic Theory in Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198299554
eISBN:
9780191708091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299554.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The fundamental question of syntactic theory is: what is the nature of a speaker’s grammatical knowledge? But an equally fundamental question is hardly discussed: is there a general method to ... More


How Did We Get Here? Principles and Early History of Mainstream Syntax

Peter W. Culicover and Ray Jackendoff

in Simpler Syntax

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271092
eISBN:
9780191709418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271092.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on the historical and conceptual development of mainstream generative grammar. The principles of argumentation in mainstream syntax are discussed. The history of modern ... More


Simpler Syntax

Peter W. Culicover and Ray Jackendoff

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271092
eISBN:
9780191709418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271092.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book offers a perspective on the structure of human language. The fundamental issue it addresses is the proper balance between syntax and semantics, between structure and derivation, and between ... More


Introduction: Complementizers and Their Phase

E. Phoevos Panagiotidis

in The Complementizer Phase: Subjects and Operators

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584352
eISBN:
9780191594526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

After a brief overview of the two main topics of the volume, subject extraction and the categorial nature of complementisers, this introductory chapter discusses the significance of phase theory and ... More


Lexical nouns are both +mass and +count, but they are neither +mass nor +count

Francis Jeffry Pelletier

in Count and Mass Across Languages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the rationale for having the lexical categories or features mass and count. Some theories make the features be syntactic; others make it be semantic. It is concluded here ... More


Emotion, higher-order syntactic thoughts, and consciousness

Edmund T. Rolls

in Frontiers of Consciousness: Chichele Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199233151
eISBN:
9780191696596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233151.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses emotion and sets a framework for approaching the relation between affective state and consciousness. It describes multiple routes to action, some of which involve implicit or ... More


Introduction

Oliver Bond, Greville G. Corbett, and Marina Chumakina

in Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198747291
eISBN:
9780191809705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747291.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Agreement is a typologically common syntactic phenomenon that should be at the core of the design of every model of syntax. Even the straightforward examples of agreement are puzzling for ... More


Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Nikolaus P. Himmelmann and Eva F. Schultze-Berndt (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272266
eISBN:
9780191709975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Depictive secondary predicates such as ‘raw’ in ‘George ate the fish raw’ are important for current issues in syntactic and semantic theory, in particular predication theory, phrase structure ... More


Superiority, Reconstruction, and Islands

Cedric Boeckx and Norbert Hornstein

in Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines how the analysis of resumptive pronouns affects syntactic theory, with an emphasis on superiority, reconstruction, and islands in Lebanese Arabic multiple-wh constructions in ... More


Locality: An Introduction

Enoch O. Aboh, Maria Teresa Guasti, and Ian Roberts

in Locality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945269
eISBN:
9780199369805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945269.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This brief introduction attempts to set the current papers, and thus indirectly the nature of Rizzi’s influence on the field, in context. Accordingly, §1 deals with the notion of locality in general ... More


The Positions of Adjectives in English

P. H. Matthews

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681594
eISBN:
9780191760792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681594.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book is a study of the uses of adjectives in different constructions, and of the problems that arise in their analysis, both in terms of syntactic theory and philosophy of grammar. The history ... More


Locality

Enoch Oladé Aboh, Maria Teresa Guasti, and Ian Roberts (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945269
eISBN:
9780199369805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945269.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The papers in this collection all deal with the concept of locality in syntactic theory and more specifically relate to the various contributions Luigi Rizzi has made in this connection over the past ... More


The Cartography of Chinese Syntax: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 11

Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190210687
eISBN:
9780190210717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210687.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book takes Chinese to be an ideal testing ground for the cartographic approach due to its robust analyticity, where functional elements typically distribute over the entire span of a sentence in ... More


Beyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10

Ur Shlonsky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190210588
eISBN:
9780190210618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210588.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Functional sequencing has been one of the major empirical goals of the 20-year old cartographic enterprise in Syntax. The papers in this collection extend this goal in several directions. Several ... More


Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Oliver Bond, Greville G. Corbett, Marina Chumakina, and Dunstan Brown (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198747291
eISBN:
9780191809705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747291.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Imagine how the discipline of linguistics would be if expert practitioners of different theories met in a collaborative setting to tackle the same challenging data—to test the limits of their model’s ... More


Introduction

George Walkden

in Syntactic Reconstruction and Proto-Germanic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198712299
eISBN:
9780191780837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712299.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter outlines the aims of the book in more detail. It presents the approach to history that will be taken, as well as details of the syntactic theory adopted, and some discussion of the five ... More


Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Theresa Biberauer and George Walkden (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Does syntactic change exist? In some sense, it must do: change in constituent order, for instance, is well documented among the world’s languages. However, converging empirical and theoretical ... More


Diagnosing Head Movement

Heidi Harley

in Diagnosing Syntax

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602490
eISBN:
9780191757297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602490.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter first describes the clinical symptoms of head movement, and then sketches the options available for treatment of a case that has been so diagnosed. It shows that while the basic ... More


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