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Meaning Change in Grammaticalization: An Enquiry into Semantic Reanalysis

Regine Eckardt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262601
eISBN:
9780191718939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262601.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book investigates meaning change in grammaticalization in terms of truth conditional semantics and a well-explicated syntax-semantics interface. Following a survey of earlier theories of ... More


Basic Clause Structure

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/9780199271092.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter develops a competence theory of the syntax-semantics interface. The interface is described in terms of how semantics is mapped to syntax. Thus, the problem to be addressed is: given a ... More


Why Simpler 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/9780199271092.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the simpler syntax hypothesis (SSH). It argues that given some phenomenon that has provided putative evidence for elaborate syntactic structure, there exists ... More


Introduction

Regine Eckardt

in Meaning Change in Grammaticalization: An Enquiry into Semantic Reanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262601
eISBN:
9780191718939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262601.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter formulates the main hypothesis of the book: meaning change in grammaticalization needs to be investigated in terms of an explicit theory of the syntax-semantics interface. Specifically, ... More


The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

Ash Asudeh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199206421
eISBN:
9780191738081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206421.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is a cross-linguistic investigation of resumptive pronouns and related phenomena. Pronominal resumption is the realization of the base of a syntactic dependency as a bound pronoun. ... More


The path from certain events to linguistic uncertainties

Montserrat Sanz

in Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677139
eISBN:
9780191756368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677139.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter reviews the 1990s debate within linguistics about the gradient difficulty of garden path phenomena, with some sentences being almost unprocessable and others quite natural structures. ... More


The Resource Sensitivity Hypothesis

Ash Asudeh

in The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199206421
eISBN:
9780191738081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206421.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is a detailed investigation of the resource logical basis of the Resource Sensitivity Hypothesis (RSH). I consider various theoretical proposals in linguistic theory which can either be ... More


The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Martin Everaert, Marijana Marelj, and Tal Siloni (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602513
eISBN:
9780191739200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Taking the unique perspective of Reinhart's Theta system (Reinhart 1991, 1996, 2000, 2002 et seq.) as its anchor, this book contributes to the understanding of the interface between the system of ... More


Events, Phrases, and Questions

Robert Truswell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577774
eISBN:
9780191725319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577774.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book proposes a novel, interface-based analysis of patterns of wh-movement in English in which constraints are stated over both syntactic and semantic representations. Firstly, a theory is ... More


Introduction

Bridget Copley and Fabienne Martin

in Causation in Grammatical Structures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199672073
eISBN:
9780191751240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672073.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter provides an introduction to the volume and to the topics discussed in later chapters. These topics include, in the first part of the book, theories of causation, formal semantics for ... More


Introduction

Robert Truswell

in Events, Phrases, and Questions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577774
eISBN:
9780191725319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577774.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter introduces the reader to the semantic and syntactic structures to be elaborated in subsequent chapters. It describes the basic problem of recognizing perceptual and cognitive units, and ... More


When roots license and when they respect semantico‐syntactic structure in verbs

Antje Roßdeutscher

in The Syntax of Roots and the Roots of Syntax

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199665266
eISBN:
9780191748554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665266.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter investigates the contribution of roots to the syntactic and semantic properties of verbs. The principal question is: how can the semantics of verbs be constructed from their roots? The ... More


Introduction

Kook‐Hee Gil and George Tsoulas

in Strategies of Quantification

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692439
eISBN:
9780191744891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter paints a general picture of the specific research background against which the papers in this volume were developed. Rather than focusing on specific issues relating to the chapters ... More


The Grammar of Expressivity

Daniel Gutzmann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198812128
eISBN:
9780191850110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812128.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

While the expressive function of natural language has received much attention in recent years, the role grammar plays in the interpretation of expressive items has mainly been neglected in the ... More


The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages

María J. Arche, Antonio Fábregas, and Rafael Marín (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829850
eISBN:
9780191868344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829850.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Copular verbs and copular sentences have been for many years a central issue in the theoretical discussions about the nature of (light) verbs and other grammatical categories, the ingredients of ... More


Word Meaning and Syntax: Approaches to the Interface

Stephen Wechsler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199279883
eISBN:
9780191757563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279883.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The interface between word meaning and syntax is among the most controversial and elusive problems in contemporary linguistics. This book approaches the interface from both sides of the relation, and ... More


Internal Syntax Of Nonverbal Predicates

Isabelle Roy

in Nonverbal Predication: Copular Sentences at the Syntax-Semantics Interface

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199543540
eISBN:
9780191747151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543540.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter deals with the internal structure of nonverbal predicates and argues specifically that maximality is associated with the projection of a Number Phrase, whereas density is associated with ... More


Chinese Syntax in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai

Audrey Li and Andrew Simpson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199945658
eISBN:
9780190201104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945658.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book focuses on the cross-linguistic comparison of Chinese with other languages. It contains 16 chapters comparing specific major phenomena in Chinese syntax with corresponding ones in at least ... More


Situations and Syntactic Structures: Rethinking Auxiliaries and Order in English

Gillian Ramchand

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037754
eISBN:
9780262345880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037754.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Syntax has shown that there is a hierarchical ordering of projections within the verb phrase, although researchers differ with respect to how fine grained they assume the hierarchy to be). This book ... More


A New Puzzle about Discourse-initial Contexts *

Michael Glanzberg

in Brevity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664986
eISBN:
9780191748530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664986.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter raises a puzzle derived from some recent observations about discourse-initial contexts. Many phenomena, loosely characterizable as anaphoric, tend to be infelicitous in discourse-initial ... More


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