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BorrowingLoanwords in the Speech Community and in the Grammar

Borrowing: Loanwords in the Speech Community and in the Grammar

Shana Poplack

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190256388
eISBN:
9780190256401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256388.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

In virtually every bilingual situation empirically studied, borrowed items make up the overwhelming majority of other-language material, but short shrift has been given to this major manifestation of ... More

Person, Case, and AgreementThe Morphosyntax of Inverse Agreement and Global Case Splits

Person, Case, and Agreement: The Morphosyntax of Inverse Agreement and Global Case Splits

András Bárány

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198804185
eISBN:
9780191842399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804185.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This monograph discusses the interaction of person features, case-marking, and agreement across languages, and models the variation using parameters and parameter hierarchies. In both inverse ... More

Transitive Nouns and AdjectivesEvidence from Early Indo-Aryan

Transitive Nouns and Adjectives: Evidence from Early Indo-Aryan

John J. Lowe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198793571
eISBN:
9780191835353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793571.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book explores the wealth of evidence from early Indo-Aryan for the existence of transitive nouns and adjectives, a rare linguistic phenomenon which, according to some categorizations of word ... More

The Structure of Words at the Interfaces

The Structure of Words at the Interfaces

Heather Newell, Máire Noonan, Glyne Piggott, and Lisa deMena Travis (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778264
eISBN:
9780191823770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778264.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume contains chapters that treat the question ‘What is a word?’ in various ways. The lens through which this question is asked and answered is coloured by a discussion of where in the grammar ... More

The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants

The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants

Haruo Kubozono (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198754930
eISBN:
9780191816420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754930.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

Geminate consonants, also known as long consonants, appear in many languages in the world, and how they contrast with their short counterparts, or singletons (e.g. /tt/ vs. /t/), is an important ... More

The Verbal Domain

The Verbal Domain

Roberta D'Alessandro, Irene Franco, and Ángel J. Gallego (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198767886
eISBN:
9780191821738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767886.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The structure of the VP, its complexity, its semantics, its function, and the universality of the heads that it contains are a fascinating puzzle. A lot of progress has been made: this volume ... More

Parts of a WholeDistributivity as a Bridge between Aspect and Measurement

Parts of a Whole: Distributivity as a Bridge between Aspect and Measurement

Lucas Champollion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198755128
eISBN:
9780191816505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755128.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Why can I tell you that I ran for five minutes but not that I *ran all the way to the store for five minutes? Why can you say that there are five pounds of books in this package if it contains ... More

The Semantics of Evidentials

The Semantics of Evidentials

Sarah E. Murray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199681570
eISBN:
9780191760952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199681570.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book gives a compositional, truth‐conditional, crosslinguistic semantics for evidentials set in a theory of the semantics for sentential mood. Central to this semantics is a proposal about a ... More

Concealed Questions

Concealed Questions

Ilaria Frana

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199670925
eISBN:
9780191749605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670925.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Understanding the properties of questions and their embedding predicates has been a central project in theoretical syntax and semantics over the last fifty years. This book examines the semantic ... More

Multiple Exponence

Multiple Exponence

Alice C. Harris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190464356
eISBN:
9780190464370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464356.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Based on evidence from more than 200 languages, the book has the goal of bringing direction to the analysis of multiple exponence (ME) and of providing data to support this. The book explores all ... More

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