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Gender and Noun Classification

Gender and Noun Classification

Éric Mathieu, Myriam Dali, and Gita Zareikar (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198828105
eISBN:
9780191866777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828105.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume explores the many ways in which natural languages categorize nouns into genders or classes. A noun may belong to a given class because of its logical or symbolic similarity with other ... More

Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Heiko Narrog and Bernd Heine (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198795841
eISBN:
9780191837036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795841.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This volume explores the way in which grammaticalization processesâ whereby lexical words eventually become markers of grammatical categories—converge and differ across various types of language. ... More

Indefinites between Latin and Romance

Indefinites between Latin and Romance

Chiara Gianollo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198812661
eISBN:
9780191850448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812661.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This work follows the syntactic and semantic development of some indefinite pronouns and determiners between Latin and Romance. The history of elements of the functional lexicon such as Latin quidam ... More

Inquisitive Semantics

Inquisitive Semantics

Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814788
eISBN:
9780191852473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814788.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

There is an age-old tradition in linguistics and philosophy to identify the meaning of a entence with its truth-conditions. This can be explained by the fact that linguistic and philosophical ... More

Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

Katerina Chatzopoulou

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198712404
eISBN:
9780191780912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712404.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This study is an investigation of the expression of negation in the history of Greek, through quantitative data from representative texts from three major stages of vernacular Greek (Attic Greek, ... More

Serial Verbs

Serial Verbs

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198791263
eISBN:
9780191833700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791263.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In many languages of the world, a sequence of several verbs act together as one unit. These sequences—known as serial verbs—form one predicate and contain no overt marker of coordination, ... More

Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Sam Wolfe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804673
eISBN:
9780191842887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804673.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides the first book-length study of the controversial subject of Verb Second and related properties in a range of Medieval Romance languages. Both qualitative and quantitative data are ... More

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