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Arabic Indefinites, Interrogatives, and NegatorsA Linguistic History of Western Dialects

Arabic Indefinites, Interrogatives, and Negators: A Linguistic History of Western Dialects

David Wilmsen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718123
eISBN:
9780191787485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718123.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

That some dialects of Arabic negate with a pre-posed mā alone, some with what is called ‘bipartite’ negation mā … š, and some with post-positive -š alone has invited comparisons with a similar ... More

The Boundaries of Pure MorphologyDiachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

The Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

Silvio Cruschina, Martin Maiden, and John Charles Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678860
eISBN:
9780191758089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678860.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book considers whether in some languages there are phenomena which are unique to morphology, determined neither by phonology or syntax. Central to these phenomena is the notion of the ... More

Case in SemiticRoles, Relations, and Reconstruction

Case in Semitic: Roles, Relations, and Reconstruction

Rebecca Hasselbach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671809
eISBN:
9780191751165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671809.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates the case system and the marking of grammatical roles and relations in Semitic languages. It further attempts to provide an explanation for “unusual” usages of cases, especially ... 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

Constructionalization and Constructional Changes

Constructionalization and Constructional Changes

Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Graeme Trousdale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679898
eISBN:
9780191760075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679898.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A constructionalist approach to language change is proposed, with focus on the development of signs in a usage-based model. The book's explore the interconnections between grammatical and lexical ... 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

Diachrony and DialectsGrammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy

Diachrony and Dialects: Grammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy

Paola Benincà, Adam Ledgeway, and Nigel Vincent (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701781
eISBN:
9780191771507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701781.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Italy constitutes a fertile terrain for research into language change, both because of the richness of the dialectal variation and because of the length of the period of textual attestation. Such ... More

The Evolution of Functional Left Peripheries in Hungarian Syntax

The Evolution of Functional Left Peripheries in Hungarian Syntax

Katalin É. Kiss (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198709855
eISBN:
9780191780165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709855.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Hungarian, a Ugric language of the Finno-Ugric branch of the Uralic language family, is one of a handful of non-Indo-European languages with a documented history spanning more than 800 years. This ... More

Existentials and Locatives in Romance Dialects of Italy

Existentials and Locatives in Romance Dialects of Italy

Delia Bentley, Francesco Maria Ciconte, and Silvio Cruschina

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198745266
eISBN:
9780191806230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745266.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This volume provides the first ever large-scale comparative treatment of there sentences (there copula NP), reporting the results of a survey of Italo-Romance and Sardinian dialects of Italy. The ... More

The Future in GreekFrom Ancient to Medieval

The Future in Greek: From Ancient to Medieval

Theodore Markopoulos

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199539857
eISBN:
9780191716317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539857.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This book investigates the development of three future‐referring constructions in Greek, namely “μέλλω / œχω / θέλω + Infinitive / complement clause” in the classical (5th–4th c. BC), the ... 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

The Grammar of Names in Anglo-Saxon EnglandThe Linguistics and Culture of the Old English Onomasticon

The Grammar of Names in Anglo-Saxon England: The Linguistics and Culture of the Old English Onomasticon

Fran Colman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701675
eISBN:
9780191771477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701675.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Naming is fundamental to language. Like a common-word lexicon, an onomasticon contains the lexical information that allows names, as lexical items, to function in language use. But names lack the ... More

Grammatical ChangeOrigins, Nature, Outcomes

Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Dianne Jonas, John Whitman, and Andrew Garrett (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book advances research on grammatical change and shows the breadth and liveliness of the field. Leading international scholars report and reflect on the latest research into the nature and ... More

Grammaticalization and the Rise of Configurationality in Indo-Aryan

Grammaticalization and the Rise of Configurationality in Indo-Aryan

Uta Reinöhl

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736660
eISBN:
9780191800368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736660.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book outlines the rise of configurational structure in Indo-Aryan as a by-product of the grammaticalization of postpositions. While Vedic Sanskrit lacks function words that constrain nominal ... More

Greek PrepositionsFrom Antiquity to the Present

Greek Prepositions: From Antiquity to the Present

Pietro Bortone

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556854
eISBN:
9780191721571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556854.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

New prepositions in Greek express solely spatial meanings, simultaneously lost by their older synonyms, whose use becomes restricted to non‐spatial senses—unless a recent synonym is not available. In ... More

Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Paola Crisma and Giuseppe Longobardi (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This book considers developments in the study of diachronic linguistics and linguistic theory, including those concerned with the very definition of language change in the biolinguistic framework, ... More

The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the MediterraneanVolume I Case Studies

The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume I Case Studies

David Willis, Christopher Lucas, and Anne Breitbarth (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume represents the first of a two-volume work examining the historical development of negation in the languages of Europe and the Mediterranean. It integrates existing work from typological ... More

Laws and Rules in Indo‐European

Laws and Rules in Indo‐European

Philomen Probert and Andreas Willi (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199609925
eISBN:
9780191741579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609925.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book examines the operation of laws, rules, and principles in the Indo-European language family; within this family, the book delves into the Celtic, Germanic, Italic/Romance, Armenian, Greek, ... 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

Morphological AutonomyPerspectives From Romance Inflectional Morphology

Morphological Autonomy: Perspectives From Romance Inflectional Morphology

Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith, Maria Goldbach, and Marc-Olivier Hinzelin (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589982
eISBN:
9780191728884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589982.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This book uses detailed analysis of data from Romance inflectional morphology to cast new light on the role of autonomous morphological structure in the diachrony and synchrony of the Romance ... More

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