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The Phrase-structural Diversity of Periphrasis: A Lexicalist Account

Olivier Bonami and Gert Webelhuth

in Periphrasis: The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265253
eISBN:
9780191760419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265253.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Periphrastic constructions in related and well-studied languages such as English, German, and French exhibit significant diversity in their syntactic structure. In English the main verb combines with ... More


Conclusion

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This concluding chapter summarizes the arguments presented and draws out the main consequences. It points out the basic idea of the study, namely that verbal subcategorization is underspecified and ... More


At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Lutz Marten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a new analysis of the interpretation of verb phrases and VP adjunction by arguing that the lexical subcategorization information of verbs is systematically underspecified and is ... More


Some Remarks on Agreement and on Heavy-NP Shift

Richard S. Kayne

in Movement and Silence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179163
eISBN:
9780199788330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses agreement (between subject and verb), focusing on the important role of a silent auxiliary in a certain nonstandard English construction first discussed by John Kimball and ... More


Oceanic Languages, Serial Verbs, and Linguistic Descriptions

Terry Crowley

in Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

The Austronesian languages represent one of the geographically most widely distributed genetic groupings of languages in the world, extending from Easter Island in the east, New Zealand in the south, ... More


Verbal Underspecification

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter develops the main syntactic proposal of the book, namely the underspecified nature of verbal subcategorization. The discussion begins by setting out notions of incrementality which ... More


Arguments and Adjuncts

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces the main empirical evidence on which the analysis of verbal underspecification is based. It shows that there is not enough empirical motivation for a strict division between ... More


Unergative Adjectives and Psych Verbs

Hans Bennis

in The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257652
eISBN:
9780191717772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257652.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that the concept of verbal ergativity is not monolithic structurally. It shows three different configurations in which the external argument is absent: (a) there is no v-layer on ... More


Contextualism, Interest‐Relativism, and Philosophical Paradox

Jason Stanley

in Knowledge and Practical Interests

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288038
eISBN:
9780191603679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288038.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses contextualist and interest-relative accounts of the sorites paradox and the Liar Paradox. It concludes that a pure interest-relative account is completely untenable for such ... More


On Some Prepositions That Look DP-Internal: English of and French de

Richard S. Kayne

in Movement and Silence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179163
eISBN:
9780199788330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the question of prepositions, pursuing the argument in favor of an above-verb phrase (VP) source for some of them. Certain quantifier movements must then be reanalyzed as ... More


Propositionalism

Graeme Forbes

in Attitude Problems: An Essay On Linguistic Intensionality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199274949
eISBN:
9780191699801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274949.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The discussion of the previous chapter intimates that the central problem raised by intensional transitive verbs is that of accounting for notional readings of verb phrases (vp's) they head, in ... More


Introduction

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces the topics of verb phrase adjunction and verbal subcategorization and relates these to the relevant linguistics literature. It discusses in particular previous attempts to ... More


From Latin to Romance: Morphosyntactic Typology and Change

Adam Ledgeway

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584376
eISBN:
9780191741463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584376.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This book examines the grammatical changes that took place in the transition from Latin to the Romance languages. The emerging language underwent changes in three fundamental areas involving the noun ... More


Prepositions as Probes

Richard S. Kayne

in Movement and Silence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179163
eISBN:
9780199788330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the relation between prepositions and movement, arguing that in at least some cases — in particular, in causatives — what is considered as the argument of a preposition comes ... More


The syntax of participles

John J. Lowe

in Participles in Rigvedic Sanskrit: The Syntax and Semantics of Adjectival Verb Forms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198701361
eISBN:
9780191770630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701361.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter provides a detailed descriptive and formal analysis of the syntax of tense-aspect stem participles in the Ṛgveda. The main distinction drawn is between ‘adnominal’ and ‘converbal’ ... More


The Grammar of Lexical Bundles in Early Legal Scots

Joanna Kopaczyk

in The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199945153
eISBN:
9780199345939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

Automatic extraction of recurrent strings renders very diverse material, also from a structural point of view. The analysis clearly shows that the recurrent patterns constitute structural frames, ... More


Parallel Nominal and Verbal Projections

Karine Megerdoomian

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/9780262062787.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines the correlation between the noun phrase and the verb phrase by focusing on the morphological and semantic properties of Case and agreement in a number of languages including ... More


What is at stake: Word order, configurationality, and the potential for structural ambiguity

Lieven Danckaert

in The Development of Latin Clause Structure: A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Starting from the observation that Latin word order is remarkably flexible, this chapter presents and compares four different approaches (non-configurational, semi-configurational, hybrid, and fully ... More


Verbs

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199683215
eISBN:
9780191764912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

In many languages, the verb is the only obligatory element in the clause. Verbs tend to have more inflectional complexity than nouns. Their syntactic function is to head the clausal predicate. This ... More


The semantics of participles

John J. Lowe

in Participles in Rigvedic Sanskrit: The Syntax and Semantics of Adjectival Verb Forms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198701361
eISBN:
9780191770630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701361.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter provides a detailed descriptive and formal analysis of the semantics of participles. The semantic formalism is couched in glue semantics, combined with Discourse Representation Theory. ... More


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