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Africa's Endangered LanguagesDocumentary and Theoretical Approaches

Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Relatively little is known about Africa’s endangered languages. In an era when we are racing against time to study and preserve the world’s threatened languages before they go extinct, a ... More

CommandsA Cross-Linguistic Typology

Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198803225
eISBN:
9780191841415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803225.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This book focuses on the form and the function of commands—directive speech acts such as pleas, entreaties, and orders—from a typological perspective. A team of internationally renowned experts in ... More

From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Don Ringe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198792581
eISBN:
9780191834578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792581.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This book describes the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English, focusing specifically on linguistic structure. It outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European, considers the ... More

IntercorporealityEmerging Socialities in Interaction

Intercorporeality: Emerging Socialities in Interaction

Christian Meyer, J Streeck, and J. Scott Jordan (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190210465
eISBN:
9780190210489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210465.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Drawing on Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s concept of “intercorporeality,” this book offers a new multidisciplinary perspective on human interaction. Intercorporeality is presented as an alternative to ... More

Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax

Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax

Eric Mathieu and Robert Truswell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198747840
eISBN:
9780191810732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747840.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume contains sixteen chapters addressing the process of syntactic change at different granularities. The language-particular component of a grammar is now usually assumed to be nothing more ... More

Motion and the English VerbA Diachronic Study

Motion and the English Verb: A Diachronic Study

Judith Huber

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190657802
eISBN:
9780190657833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657802.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book is a study of how motion is expressed in medieval English. It provides extensive inventories of verbs used in intransitive motion meanings in Old and Middle English and discusses these in ... More

Reference and Representation in Thought and Language

Reference and Representation in Thought and Language

María de Ponte and Kepa Korta (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198714217
eISBN:
9780191782626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714217.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The chapters in this volume deal with our devices for singular reference and singular representation, taking them in different ways. The precise relation between using a linguistic expression to ... More

What is Rhetoric?

What is Rhetoric?

Michel Meyer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199691821
eISBN:
9780191841569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199691821.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

What Is Rhetoric? offers a new synthesis of the principles and functioning of rhetoric. In everyday life, questions are often debated or simply discussed. Rhetoric is the way we answer questions in ... More

Word Studies in the Renaissance

Word Studies in the Renaissance

Gabriele Stein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807377
eISBN:
9780191844997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807377.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

The rediscovery of the classical texts of Greek and Latin antiquity, the progress in the sciences, and the immense extension of the geographical knowledge of the world during the Renaissance created ... More

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