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The Grammar of Names

John M. Anderson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Names have a distinctive grammar. A survey of the three main traditions in the study of names: onomastics, philosophy, and linguistics, reveals much concern with the meaning of names. Despite ... More


Implementation of a notional grammar

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter introduces the formulation of notional grammar that is adopted and further developed in this book. Word-classes are differentiated by combinations of (simplex – non-binary) notional ... More


Groundedness: The Typicality of Case

John M. Anderson

in Modern Grammars of Case

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297078
eISBN:
9780191711404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297078.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter makes a distinction between syntactic category and lexical word-class, and shows that the semantic basis of functors (and other functional categories) is not limited to them. The ... More


Introduction

Marina Chumakina

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/9780197265253.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introductory chapter defines periphrasis and briefly discusses previous studies of the phenomenon (types of periphrasis and defining criteria previously suggested). It outlines the typological ... More


The syntax of names

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter elaborates the categorial structures associated with the functions of names. It is only as an argument that they have the syntax of a determinative, expressed either inherently (English) ... More


Parts of Speech: Solid Citizens or Slippery Customers?: Joint British Academy/Philological Society Lecture read 10 May 2013 by

David Denison

in British Academy Lectures 2012-13: Published in the online Journal of the British Academy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265666
eISBN:
9780191771927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265666.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The ‘parts of speech’ which have played a fundamental role in most descriptions of grammar, from primary school curriculum to advanced linguistic theory, are explored in this article, which considers ... More


Flexible word classes in linguistic typology and grammatical theory

Eva van Lier and Jan Rijkhoff

in Flexible Word Classes: Typological studies of underspecified parts of speech

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668441
eISBN:
9780191748707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668441.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The first chapter presents a discussion of current issues in the categorization of word classes, focusing in particular on the idea that the traditional set of categories needs to be revised or ... More


Unidirectional flexibility and the noun–verb distinction in Lushootseed 1

David Beck

in Flexible Word Classes: Typological studies of underspecified parts of speech

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668441
eISBN:
9780191748707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668441.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

One of the most contentious issues in the typology of parts-of-speech systems is whether it is possible for a language to neutralize the distinction between nouns and verbs. Languages of the Salishan ... More


Flexible Word Classes: Typological studies of underspecified parts of speech

Jan Rijkhoff and Eva van Lier (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668441
eISBN:
9780191748707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668441.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This book is the first major cross-linguistic study of ‘flexible words’, i.e. words that cannot be classified in terms of the traditional lexical categories Verb, Noun, Adjective or Adverb. This is ... More


Word classes

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/9780199683215.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

A discussion of word classes is de rigueur in every grammar. Grammatical words are divided into classes based on morphological, syntactic, semantic (and sometimes phonological) criteria, and ... More


Words

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/9780198855798.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides extensive coverage of Akabea word classes: nouns, pronouns, definite article, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, postpositions, conjunction, particles, interjections, and ideophones, ... More


Characteristics of Proforms

D.N.S. BHAT

in Pronouns

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199230242
eISBN:
9780191710124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230242.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter points out the need to differentiate between two kinds of reference and identification that may be called ‘pragmatic’ and ‘semantic’. A similar differentiation needs to be made in the ... More


Basic principles: terminology

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

in The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This chapter sets out and defines the terminology that is used in the rest of the volume. This includes the terminology of morphological analysis (morpheme and morph, lexeme and word-form, inflection ... More


Amami and Okinawa, the Northern Ryukyuan languages

Yuto Niinaga

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Both Amami and Okinawa belong to the Northern Ryukyuan languages. They are spoken in the southwest region in Japan, and the northern part of the Ryukyu archipelago. Both languages are descended from ... More


Ultra-patriotic, extra-special, pre-election pseudo-promise: Keeping the same word class

R. M. W. Dixon

in Making New Words: Morphological Derivation in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198712367
eISBN:
9780191780905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712367.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This chapter is concerned with the remaining (non-negative) prefixes. Most of them always maintain word class and sub-class. However the six Germanic prefixes out-, in-, off-, on-, up-, and down- ... More


Latin word classes and inflectional categories

Harm Pinkster

in The Oxford Latin Syntax: Volume 1: The Simple Clause

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199283613
eISBN:
9780191816734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283613.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter is intended to provide those who are not well acquainted with Latin with an overview of the main Latin word classes and their morphology. It is divided into three sections: (i) nominal ... More


Basics

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/9780199683215.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Some useful concepts and the building blocks of any grammatical description are summarized in this chapter (hence its title). The glossary, at the end of the book, includes notions specific to ... More


Word Classes in the History of English

David Denison

in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The chapter briefly introduces word classes (parts of speech) and corpus linguistics as helpful adjuncts to courses on the history of English, enabling students to find their own examples of ... More


John Palsgrave’s description of French word-formation

Gabriele Stein

in Word Studies in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807377
eISBN:
9780191844997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807377.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

The comprehensive nature of John Palsgrave’s endeavour to analyse and describe the French language in Lesclarcissement de la langue francoyse (1530) also encompasses the formation of words. Whereas ... More


How languages work

R. M. W. Dixon

in Are Some Languages Better than Others?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198766810
eISBN:
9780191821066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766810.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter is an informal sketch of how a language operates, and how it relates to the social and geographical milieu in which it is spoken; how systems of vowels and consonants can be of varying ... More


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