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Acquisition of Topicalization in Very Late Learners of Libras: Degrees of Resilience in Language

Sandra K. Wood

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter describes the necessary ingredients for learning language, asking what degree of competency is possible for a homesigner when they acquire sign language late, with different amounts of ... More


On the Germanic properties of Old French

Eric Mathieu

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter shows that, in addition to V2, Stylistic Fronting and Quirky subjects, Old French had the following Germanic properties: Object Shift and Transitive Expletive Constructions. All these ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Roland Hinterhölzl

in Scrambling, Remnant Movement, and Restructuring in West Germanic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308211
eISBN:
9780199867318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308211.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book has explained three salient syntactic phenomena in West Germanic, namely scrambling, remnant movement, and restructuring, and their interdependence was investigated in detail. It was argued ... More


Topicalization

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Classical NEG Raising: An Essay on the Syntax of Negation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027311
eISBN:
9780262323840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027311.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines conditions on topicalization and the way topicalization structures interact with Classical NEG Raising (NR). In the majority of cases, when Negative Inversion is possible for a ... More


Discourse phenomena

Raoul Zamponi and Bernard Comrie

in A Grammar of Akabea

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198855798
eISBN:
9780191889424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855798.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents the limited available material on various discourse phenomena: variable clausal constituent order, topicalization, ellipsis, afterthought additions, idioms, and formulaic ... More


Sundry particles

Gerjan van Schaaik

in The Oxford Turkish Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851509
eISBN:
9780191886102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851509.003.0026
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

Particles belong to the class of so-called function words; in contrast to content words such as green or house, which immediately evoke some image, the meaning of a particle becomes clear only as ... More


Pragmatics for Latin: From Syntax to Information Structure

A. M. Devine and Laurence D. Stephens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190939472
eISBN:
9780190939502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939472.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Latin is often described as a free word order language, but in general each word order encodes a particular information structure: in that sense, each word order has a different meaning. This book ... More


Possessive constructions in Mandarin Chinese

Yongxian Luo

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Possessive constructions in Mandarin Chinese exhibit a rich array of correlations between the possessor and possesee in the noun phrase, as well as in the verb phrase and the lexicon. They are ... More


Arguments and Adjuncts on the Left Periphery

Liliane Haegeman

in Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and the Composition of the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 8

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858774
eISBN:
9780199979912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858774.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter returns to argument fronting in English, and examines its properties from a comparative perspective. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 2.2 compares English argument fronting, ... More


Intervention Effects and the Left Periphery

Liliane Haegeman

in Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and the Composition of the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 8

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858774
eISBN:
9780199979912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858774.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores two different approaches to derive locality effects on movement. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 3.2 explores a positional account of intervention effects in which ... More


The clause and VP

Erich R. Round

in Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654871
eISBN:
9780191745560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654871.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 5 sets forth a formal analysis of inflectional features associated with full clauses and verb phrases (VPs). It examines sejunct and nonsejunct complementization and posits two ... More


Islands: Preliminaries

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Classical NEG Raising: An Essay on the Syntax of Negation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027311
eISBN:
9780262323840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027311.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter shows that Classical NEG Raising (NR) is sensitive to syntactic islands and describes the islands resulting from clausal passivization and topicalization. It first considers strict ... More


Head Movement and the Theory of Movement

Ian Roberts

in Agreement and Head Movement: Clitics, Incorporation, and Defective Goals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014304
eISBN:
9780262289726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014304.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter explores how head movement relates to the general theory of movement, focusing on “excorporation” and the Head Movement Constraint (HMC). Whereas excorporation is permitted in head ... More


Long-distance dependencies

Mary Dalrymple, John J. Lowe, and Louise Mycock

in The Oxford Reference Guide to Lexical Functional Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198733300
eISBN:
9780191874246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733300.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter explores the analysis of constructions in which a constituent appears in a position other than the one with which its syntactic function is usually associated. Section 17.1 discusses the ... More


Diagnosing Anaphora

Martin Everaert

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/9780199602490.003.0021
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents a summary of Part IV of the study, which addressed the ‘binding theory’ from different perspectives. Topics covered include the issue of how to diagnose ‘anaphorhood’ and how ... More


Verb-initial declaratives in Old High German and in later German

Svetlana Petrova

in Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the syntactic properties and the pragmatic behaviour of verb-initial declarative clauses in the history of German. The focus is on OHG because in this period, verb-initial ... More


The distribution of embedded Verb Second and Verb Third in modern Icelandic

Ásgrímur Angantýsson

in Rethinking Verb Second

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198844303
eISBN:
9780191879845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The aim of this chapter is to give a comprehensive and current overview of the key empirical facts regarding embedded V2 and V3 in Icelandic and to compare this to what has been shown for other ... More


The independent sentence

Jan Terje Faarlund

in The Syntax of Mainland Scandinavian

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817918
eISBN:
9780191859298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817918.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The topic of this chapter is the C-domain and the main clause. In main clauses the finite verb moves to C. By topicalization, a phrase of any lexical category is obligatorily moved to SpecCP, ... More


The pragmatics of demonstratives in Germanic

Caitlin Light

in Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198747840
eISBN:
9780191810732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747840.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter will seek to demonstrate that demonstrative pronouns in Germanic are inherently pragmatically contrastive, in that they conventionally signal a marked and unexpected referent given the ... More


Word order

Giampaolo Salvi

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0062
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

The main goal of this chapter is to provide a descriptive and critical overview of the some of the most striking and interesting problems and questions related to issues in Romance word order, ... More


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