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Shallow Equality and Symbolic Jurisprudence in Multilingual Legal Orders

Shallow Equality and Symbolic Jurisprudence in Multilingual Legal Orders

Janny H.C. Leung

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190210335
eISBN:
9780190210359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190210335.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book offers a critical perspective to the proliferation of official multilingualism in the contemporary world. Through diachronic and synchronic comparisons, it shows that official ... More

The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages

The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages

María J. Arche, Antonio Fábregas, and Rafael Marín (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829850
eISBN:
9780191868344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829850.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Copular verbs and copular sentences have been for many years a central issue in the theoretical discussions about the nature of (light) verbs and other grammatical categories, the ingredients of ... More

Prosodic WeightCategories and Continua

Prosodic Weight: Categories and Continua

Kevin M. Ryan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198817949
eISBN:
9780191859311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817949.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

Prosodic weight plays a central role in metrical systems, including stress, poetic meter, prosodic word minimality, and prosodic end-weight. In each, constraints regulate the interaction of weight ... More

Talking Like ChildrenLanguage and the Production of Age in the Marshall Islands

Talking Like Children: Language and the Production of Age in the Marshall Islands

Elise Berman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190876975
eISBN:
9780190877019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876975.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Presented as a series of captivating stories from a village in Oceania, Talking Like Children is an intimate analysis of interaction that shows how age comes to be. Children in the Marshall Islands ... More

Visual Metaphor and Embodiment in Graphic Illness Narratives

Visual Metaphor and Embodiment in Graphic Illness Narratives

Elisabeth El Refaie

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190678173
eISBN:
9780190678203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678173.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This study uses the analysis of visual metaphor in 35 graphic illness narratives—book-length stories about disease in the comics medium—in order to re-examine embodiment in traditional Conceptual ... More

The Grammar of Expressivity

The Grammar of Expressivity

Daniel Gutzmann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198812128
eISBN:
9780191850110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812128.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

While the expressive function of natural language has received much attention in recent years, the role grammar plays in the interpretation of expressive items has mainly been neglected in the ... More

Looking like a Language, Sounding like a RaceRaciolinguistic Ideologies and the Learning of Latinidad

Looking like a Language, Sounding like a Race: Raciolinguistic Ideologies and the Learning of Latinidad

Jonathan Rosa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190634728
eISBN:
9780190634759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634728.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Looking like a Language, Sounding like a Race examines the emergence of linguistic and ethnoracial categories in the context of contemporary US constructions of Latinidad. The book draws from more ... More

Referential Null Subjects in Early English

Referential Null Subjects in Early English

Kristian A. Rusten

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198808237
eISBN:
9780191845895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808237.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book offers a large-scale quantitative investigation of referential null subjects as they occur in Old, Middle, and Early Modern English. Using corpus linguistic methods, and drawing on five ... 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

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

Romance Phonetics and Phonology

Romance Phonetics and Phonology

Mark Gibson and Juana Gil (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198739401
eISBN:
9780191802423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739401.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The research in this volume addresses several recurring topics in Romance Phonetics and Phonology with a special focus on the segment, syllable, word, and phrase levels of analysis. The original ... 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

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

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

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

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

Encoding EventsFunctional Structure and Variation

Encoding Events: Functional Structure and Variation

Xuhui Hu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808466
eISBN:
9780191846069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808466.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents theoretical and empirical research on the syntax of events within the broader framework of generative grammar. A central theoretical concern is how conceptual meaning interacts ... More

Arabic Historical DialectologyLinguistic and Sociolinguistic Approaches

Arabic Historical Dialectology: Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Approaches

Clive Holes (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198701378
eISBN:
9780191770647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701378.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book, by a group of leading international scholars, outlines the history of the spoken dialects of Arabic from the Arab conquests of the seventh century up to the present day. It specifically ... More

Asymmetries in Vowel HarmonyA Representational Account

Asymmetries in Vowel Harmony: A Representational Account

Harry van der Hulst

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198813576
eISBN:
9780191851407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813576.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book deals with the phenomenon of vowel harmony, a phonological process whereby all the vowels in a word are required to share a specific phonological property, such as front or back ... More

A Guide to Old Spanish

A Guide to Old Spanish

Steven N. Dworkin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199687312
eISBN:
9780191767081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687312.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book describes the linguistic structures that constitute Medieval or Old Spanish as preserved in texts written prior to the beginning of the sixteenth century. It emphasizes those structures ... More

Word Order Change

Word Order Change

Ana Maria Martins and Adriana Cardoso (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is a collection of thirteen detailed studies on word order change within the framework of diachronic generative syntax. An initial chapter contextualizes them and introduces the theme in ... More

Exploring Nanosyntax

Exploring Nanosyntax

Lena Baunaz, Liliane Haegeman, Karen De Clercq, and Eric Lander (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190876746
eISBN:
9780190876784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876746.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

By offering the first in-depth introduction to the framework of nanosyntax, Exploring Nanosyntax fills a major gap in the current theoretical literature. Originating within the generative Principles ... More

The Lexical Semantics of the Arabic Verb

The Lexical Semantics of the Arabic Verb

Peter John Glanville

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198792734
eISBN:
9780191834691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792734.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book is an investigation of Arabic derivational morphology that focuses on the relationship between verb meaning and linguistic form. Beginning with the ground form, the book offers a ... More

Null Subjects in Generative GrammarA Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

Federica Cognola and Jan Casalicchio (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815853
eISBN:
9780191853449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815853.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This book considers the null-subject phenomenon, whereby some languages lack an overtly realized referential subject in specific contexts. In generative syntax—the approach adopted in this volume—the ... More

Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Paul Chilton and Monika Kopytowska (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190636647
eISBN:
9780190636678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636647.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The book is divided into three Parts, all preceded by a full introductory chapter by the editors that discusses modern scientific approaches to religion and the application of modern linguistics, ... More

Expressive Minds and Artistic CreationsStudies in Cognitive Poetics

Expressive Minds and Artistic Creations: Studies in Cognitive Poetics

Szilvia Csabi (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190457747
eISBN:
9780190457761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190457747.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Expressive Minds and Artistic Creations: Studies in Cognitive Poetics presents multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research papers describing new developments in the field of cognitive poetics. ... More

The Romance VerbMorphomic Structure and Diachrony

The Romance Verb: Morphomic Structure and Diachrony

Martin Maiden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199660216
eISBN:
9780191800375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199660216.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This book is the first ever comprehensive comparative–historical survey of patterns of alternation in the Romance verb that appear to be autonomously morphological in the sense that, although they ... More

Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Ericka A. Albaugh and Kathryn M. de Luna (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190657543
eISBN:
9780190657574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657543.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

For both scholars and the informed layman, the great diversity of ethnicities and languages in Africa invites notions of Africa as a fragmented place. Our language maps perpetuate the image by ... More

Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Agnes Jäger, Gisella Ferraresi, and Helmut Weiß (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Over roughly the last decade, there has been a notable rise in new research on historical German syntax in a generative perspective. This volume presents a state-of-the-art survey of this thriving ... More

Non-Canonical Gender Systems

Non-Canonical Gender Systems

Sebastian Fedden, Jenny Audring, and Greville G. Corbett (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198795438
eISBN:
9780191836732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795438.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Grammatical gender is famously the most puzzling of the grammatical categories. Despite our solid knowledge about the typology of gender systems, exciting and unexpected patterns keep turning up ... More

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

Expressing the SelfCultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Minyao Huang and Kasia M. Jaszczolt (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198786658
eISBN:
9780191828966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786658.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book addresses different linguistic and philosophical aspects of referring to the self in a wide range of languages from different language families, including Amharic, English, French, ... More

Verb Movement in RomanceA Comparative Study

Verb Movement in Romance: A Comparative Study

Norma Schifano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198804642
eISBN:
9780191842863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804642.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides a detailed account of verb movement across more than twenty standard and non-standard Romance varieties. It examines the position of the verb with respect to a wide selection of ... More

Nominal Contact in Michif

Nominal Contact in Michif

Carrie Gillon and Nicole Rosen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198795339
eISBN:
9780191836596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795339.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Michif is an endangered language spoken by approximately a few hundred Métis people, mostly located in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada. Michif is usually categorized as a mixed language (Bakker ... More

Mood

Mood

Paul Portner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199547524
eISBN:
9780191851179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199547524.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The category of mood is widely used in the description of languages and the formal analysis of their grammatical properties. It typically refers to features of a sentence’s form (or a class of ... More

Arguing over TextsThe Rhetoric of Interpretation

Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

Martin Camper

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677121
eISBN:
9780190677152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677121.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Arguing over Texts presents a rhetorical method for analyzing how people disagree over the meaning of texts and how they attempt to reconcile those disagreements through argument. The book recovers ... More

Gender from Latin to RomanceHistory, Geography, Typology

Gender from Latin to Romance: History, Geography, Typology

Michele Loporcaro

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199656547
eISBN:
9780191848100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199656547.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The book addresses grammatical gender in Romance, and its development from Latin. It works with the toolbox of current linguistic typology, and asks the fundamental question of how the Latin ... More

Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar ModifiersThe Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers: The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Osamu Sawada

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198714224
eISBN:
9780191782633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714224.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book investigates pragmatic aspects of scalar modifiers. Through a detailed analysis of the semantics and pragmatics of comparatives with indeterminate pronouns, positive polarity minimizers, ... 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

English Usage GuidesHistory, Advice, Attitudes

English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808206
eISBN:
9780191845888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808206.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

Usage guides, or language advice manuals, are being published in large numbers, both in Britain and the US. The first titles that usually spring to mind are Fowler’s Modern English Usage (1926) or ... More

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English LanguagePedagogy in Practice

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

Mary Hayes and Allison Burkette (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice consists of commissioned chapters, each of which focuses on an issue relevant to teaching the History of the English ... More

Defaults in Morphological Theory

Defaults in Morphological Theory

Nikolas Gisborne and Andrew Hippisley (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198712329
eISBN:
9780191780882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712329.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Default-based analyses of linguistic data are most prevalent in morphological descriptions because morphology is pervaded by idiosyncrasy and irregularity, and defaults allow for a representation of ... 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

Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachrony

Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachrony

Adriana Cardoso

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198723783
eISBN:
9780191791123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723783.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book sheds light on language variation and change from a generative syntactic perspective, based on a case study of relative clauses in Portuguese and other languages. Concretely, it offers a ... More

Quantitative Historical LinguisticsA Corpus Framework

Quantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus Framework

Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198718178
eISBN:
9780191787515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718178.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

An innovative guide to quantitative, corpus-based research in historical and diachronic linguistics, this book provides an original and thoroughly worked-out methodological framework, which ... 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

The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation

The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation

Paul Kockelman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190636531
eISBN:
9780190636562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190636531.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book is about media, mediation, and meaning. It focuses on a set of interrelated processes whereby seemingly human-specific modes of meaning become automated by machines, formatted by protocols, ... More

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

From Drag Queens to LeathermenLanguage, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

Rusty Barrett

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195390179
eISBN:
9780190676896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390179.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book analyzes gendered forms of language use in several different gay male subcultures. The subcultures considered include drag queens, radical faeries, bears, circuit boys, barebackers, and ... 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

RecursionA Computational Investigation into the Representation and Processing of Language

Recursion: A Computational Investigation into the Representation and Processing of Language

David J. Lobina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198785156
eISBN:
9780191827235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785156.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides a comprehensive account of the role of recursion in language in two distinct but interconnected ways. First, it examines how recursion applies at different levels within a full ... 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

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

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

The Development of Latin Clause StructureA Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

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

Lieven Danckaert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The focus of this book is Latin word order, and in particular the relative ordering of direct objects and lexical verbs (OV vs. VO), and auxiliaries and non-finite verbs (VAux vs. AuxV). One aim of ... More

The Phonology of Chichewa

The Phonology of Chichewa

Laura J. Downing and Al Mtenje

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198724742
eISBN:
9780191792281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724742.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Bantu languages have played and continue to play an important role as a source of data illustrating core phonological processes—vowel harmony, nasal place assimilation, postnasal laryngeal ... More

Graded ModalityQualitative and Quantitative Perspectives

Graded Modality: Qualitative and Quantitative Perspectives

Daniel Lassiter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198701347
eISBN:
9780191770616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701347.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Computational Linguistics

This book explores graded expressions of modality, a rich and underexplored source of insight into modal semantics. Studies on modal language to date have largely focussed on a small and ... More

A Prehistory of Cognitive PoeticsNeoclassicism and the Novel

A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics: Neoclassicism and the Novel

Karin Kukkonen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190634766
eISBN:
9780190634780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634766.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book argues that the neoclassical critical tradition of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with its cognitive perspective on the workings of literature, constitutes a key chapter in the ... More

Remade in FranceAnglicisms in the Lexicon and Morphology of French

Remade in France: Anglicisms in the Lexicon and Morphology of French

Valérie Saugera

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190625542
eISBN:
9780190625573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625542.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Remade in France: Anglicisms in the Lexicon and Morphology of French chronicles the current status of French Anglicisms, a hot topic in the history of the French language and a compelling example of ... 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 Semantics of Nouns

The Semantics of Nouns

Zhengdao Ye (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198736721
eISBN:
9780191800382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736721.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This volume represents state-of-the-art research on the semantics of nouns. It offers detailed and systematic analyses of scores of individual nouns across many different conceptual domains—‘people’, ... More

The Monologic Imagination

The Monologic Imagination

Matt Tomlinson and Julian Millie (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The pioneering and hugely influential work of Mikhail Bakhtin has led scholars in recent decades to see all discourse and social life as inherently “dialogical.” No speaker speaks alone because our ... More

The Discourse of News ValuesHow News Organizations Create Newsworthiness

The Discourse of News Values: How News Organizations Create Newsworthiness

Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190653934
eISBN:
9780190653972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190653934.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Discourse of News Values breaks new ground in news media research in offering the first book-length treatment of the construction of newsworthiness through words and images. With an ... 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

Distributed Agency

Distributed Agency

N. J. Enfield and Paul Kockelman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190457204
eISBN:
9780190457235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457204.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book presents an interdisciplinary inroad into the latest thinking about the distributed nature of agency: what it’s like, what are its conditions of possibility, and what are its consequences. ... 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

Morphological Length and Prosodically Defective Morphemes

Morphological Length and Prosodically Defective Morphemes

Eva Zimmermann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198747321
eISBN:
9780191809736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747321.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates the phenomenon of Morphological Length-Manipulation: processes of segment lengthening, shortening, deletion, and insertion that cannot be explained by phonological means but ... 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

Semantics and Morphosyntactic VariationQualities and the Grammar of Property Concepts

Semantics and Morphosyntactic Variation: Qualities and the Grammar of Property Concepts

Itamar Francez and Andrew Koontz-Garboden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198744580
eISBN:
9780191805837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744580.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Systematic variation in form between semantic equivalents across languages is a key explanandum of linguistic theory. Two contrasting views of the role of lexical semantics in the analysis of such ... More

Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

Anne Reboul

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198747314
eISBN:
9780191809729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747314.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The book offers a new approach to the evolution of language, arguing for a two-step process, syntax first evolving as an auto-organizational process for the human conceptual apparatus (as a Language ... 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

Cognitive Literary ScienceDialogues between Literature and Cognition

Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues between Literature and Cognition

Michael Burke and Emily T. Troscianko (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496869
eISBN:
9780190496883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496869.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book brings together researchers with cognitive-scientific and literary backgrounds to present innovative research in all three variations on the possible interactions between literary studies ... More

Conceptions in the CodeHow Metaphors Explain Legal Challenges in Digital Times

Conceptions in the Code: How Metaphors Explain Legal Challenges in Digital Times

Stefan Larsson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190650384
eISBN:
9780190650414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650384.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book makes a significant contribution to sociolegal analysis and also represents a valuable contribution to conceptual metaphor theory. By utilising the case of copyright in a digital context it ... More

The Morphosyntax-Phonology ConnectionLocality and Directionality at the Interface

The Morphosyntax-Phonology Connection: Locality and Directionality at the Interface

Vera Gribanova and Stephanie S. Shih (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190210304
eISBN:
9780190210328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210304.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

The essays in this volume address a core question about the structure of linguistic systems: how much access do grammatical components (syntax, morphology, and phonology) have to each other? Each ... More

Modality Across Syntactic Categories

Modality Across Syntactic Categories

Ana Arregui, María Luisa Rivero, and Andrés Salanova (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198718208
eISBN:
9780191787539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718208.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume explores the extremely rich diversity found under the “modal umbrella” in natural language. Offering a cross-linguistic perspective on the encoding of modal meanings that draws on novel ... More

Small Dictionaries and CuriosityLexicography and Fieldwork in Post-Medieval Europe

Small Dictionaries and Curiosity: Lexicography and Fieldwork in Post-Medieval Europe

John Considine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785019
eISBN:
9780191827211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785019.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, English Language

Small Dictionaries and Curiosity is a contribution to the history of lexicography, which gives an account of the first European dictionaries and wordlists of minority languages and dialects, from the ... More

Style, Mediation, and ChangeSociolinguistic Perspectives on Talking Media

Style, Mediation, and Change: Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Talking Media

Janus Mortensen, Nikolas Coupland, and Jacob Thogersen (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190629489
eISBN:
9780190629519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190629489.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Mediated talk is organized around familiar styles—styles of person, relationship, and genre. But media also consistently remake and restyle these familiar patterns. This book brings together original ... 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

Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Peter Lasersohn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199573677
eISBN:
9780191831898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573677.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book develops and defends a semantic theory which respects the intuition that there may be no “fact of the matter” which determines truth values for certain kinds of sentences—those dealing with ... More

Gradability in Natural LanguageLogical and Grammatical Foundations

Gradability in Natural Language: Logical and Grammatical Foundations

Heather Burnett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198724797
eISBN:
9780191792298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724797.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This monograph presents a new theory of the relationship between vagueness, context sensitivity, gradability, and scale structure in natural language. The book argues that particular subclasses of ... More

The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

Mary A. Kato and Francisco Ordonez (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190465889
eISBN:
9780190465919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465889.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Parameters of linguistic variation were originally conceived, within the Chomskyan Principles and Parameters theory, as Universal Grammar (UG)–-determined options that were associated with ... More

Questions

Questions

Veneeta Dayal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199281268
eISBN:
9780191757396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281268.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The study of questions is one of the major success stories in modern semantics. This book synthesizes and integrates 40 years of research on the semantics of questions, and its interface with ... More

RaciolinguisticsHow Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

H. Samy Alim, John R. Rickford, and Arnetha F. Ball (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Raciolinguistics reveals the central role that language plays in shaping our ideas about race and vice versa. The book brings together a team of leading scholars—working both within and beyond the ... More

Linguistic RivalriesTamil Migrants and Anglo-Franco Conflicts

Linguistic Rivalries: Tamil Migrants and Anglo-Franco Conflicts

Sonia N. Das

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190461775
eISBN:
9780190461805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461775.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic Rivalries weaves together anthropological accounts of diaspora, nation, and empire to explore and analyze the multifaceted processes of globalization characterizing the migration and ... More

The Present Perfective Paradox across Languages

The Present Perfective Paradox across Languages

Astrid De Wit

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198759539
eISBN:
9780191820250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759539.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book analyzes the interaction between present-tense marking and aspect in English, French, the English-based Surinamese creole language Sranan, and a variety of Slavic languages (Russian, ... More

Word and Paradigm Morphology

Word and Paradigm Morphology

James P. Blevins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199593545
eISBN:
9780191761492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593545.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume provides an introduction to word and paradigm (WP) models of morphology and the general perspectives on linguistic morphology that they embody. The recent revitalization of WP models is ... More

ArchiComplexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Oliver Bond, Greville G. Corbett, Marina Chumakina, and Dunstan Brown (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198747291
eISBN:
9780191809705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747291.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Imagine how the discipline of linguistics would be if expert practitioners of different theories met in a collaborative setting to tackle the same challenging data—to test the limits of their model’s ... More

Language Between Description and PrescriptionVerbs and Verb Categories in Nineteenth-Century Grammars of English

Language Between Description and Prescription: Verbs and Verb Categories in Nineteenth-Century Grammars of English

Lieselotte Anderwald

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190270674
eISBN:
9780190270698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270674.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book is an empirical, quantitative, and qualitative study of nineteenth-century English grammar writing, and of nineteenth-century language change. Based on 258 grammar books from Britain and ... More

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Peter Gilliver

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199283620
eISBN:
9780191826092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283620.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. It explores the cultural background from which the idea of a ... More

Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Wendy Anderson, Ellen Bramwell, and Carole Hough (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Metaphor is pervasive in language, and recent interest has focused on the systematic connections between different concepts, such as heat and anger (fuming, inflamed), sight and understanding (clear, ... More

Requesting ResponsibilityThe Morality of Grammar in Polish and English Family Interaction

Requesting Responsibility: The Morality of Grammar in Polish and English Family Interaction

Jorg Zinken

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190210724
eISBN:
9780190210748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210724.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This is a book about requests for action in everyday contexts. It analyzes natural video-recorded data of everyday interaction in British English and Polish families. Requests for carrying out little ... More

Translating the Social World for LawLinguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

Translating the Social World for Law: Linguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

Elizabeth Mertz, William K. Ford, and Gregory Matoesian (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199990559
eISBN:
9780190267407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990559.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is dedicated to exploring the linguistic challenges arising from the process of interdisciplinary translation between law and the social science disciplines. Although the field of ... More

The Rise and Fall of Ergativity in AramaicCycles of Alignment Change

The Rise and Fall of Ergativity in Aramaic: Cycles of Alignment Change

Eleanor Coghill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723806
eISBN:
9780191791147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723806.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The endangered Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects have undergone a wholesale renewal of the verbal system. As a result, tense-conditioned ergative alignment developed in the perfect, which later developed ... More

How Gender Shapes the World

How Gender Shapes the World

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723752
eISBN:
9780191791093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723752.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

The multifaceted notion of gender pervades every aspect of life and of living. Gender differences form the basis for family life, patterns of socialization, distribution of tasks, spheres of ... More

Intonation and Meaning

Intonation and Meaning

Daniel Büring

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199226269
eISBN:
9780191826603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226269.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Phonetics / Phonology

Speakers can modulate the meaning and effects of their utterances by changing the location of stress or of pauses, and by choosing the melody of their sentences—jointly referred to as Information ... More

Singular and PluralIdeologies of Linguistic Authority in 21st Century Catalonia

Singular and Plural: Ideologies of Linguistic Authority in 21st Century Catalonia

Kathryn A. Woolard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190258610
eISBN:
9780190600464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258610.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A surge of public and political advocacy for an independent Catalonia has brought renewed urgency to questions about what it means, personally and politically, to speak or not to speak Catalan and to ... More

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