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About the SpeakerTowards a Syntax of Indexicality

About the Speaker: Towards a Syntax of Indexicality

Alessandra Giorgi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571895
eISBN:
9780191722073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571895.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book considers the syntax of the left periphery of clauses in relation to the extra‐sentential context. The prevailing point of view, in the literature in this field is that the external context ... More

At the Syntax-Pragmatics InterfaceVerbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Lutz Marten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a new analysis of the interpretation of verb phrases and VP adjunction by arguing that the lexical subcategorization information of verbs is systematically underspecified and is ... More

The Clause-Typing System of Plains CreeIndexicality, Anaphoricity, and Contrast

The Clause-Typing System of Plains Cree: Indexicality, Anaphoricity, and Contrast

Clare Cook

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199654536
eISBN:
9780191747939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654536.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Plains Cree, an Algonquian language of western Canada, has two entirely distinct verbal inflectional paradigms: independent and conjunct. This book provides the first systematic investigation ... More

The Complementizer PhaseSubjects and Operators

The Complementizer Phase: Subjects and Operators

E. Phoevos Panagiotidis (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584352
eISBN:
9780191594526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book draws together nine original investigations by leading linguists and promising young scholars on the syntax of complementisers (eg that in She said that she would) and their phrases. The ... More

Control and Restructuring

Control and Restructuring

Thomas Grano

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198703921
eISBN:
9780191773082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703921.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Relying primarily on data from English, Mandarin Chinese, and modern Greek, this book investigates the intimate relationship that control bears to restructuring and to the meanings of the embedding ... More

CopulasUniversals in the Categorization of the Lexicon

Copulas: Universals in the Categorization of the Lexicon

Regina Pustet

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258505
eISBN:
9780191717727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258505.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Copulas (in English, the verb to be) are conventionally defined functionally as a means of relating elements of clause structure, especially subject and complement, and considered to be semantically ... More

Count and Mass Across Languages

Count and Mass Across Languages

Diane Massam (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume explores the expression of the concepts count and mass in human language and probes the complex relation between seemingly incontrovertible aspects of meaning and their varied grammatical ... More

The Event Structure of Perception Verbs

The Event Structure of Perception Verbs

Nikolas Gisborne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577798
eISBN:
9780191722417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577798.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Perception verbs – such as look, see, taste, hear, feel, sound, listen, and observe – present unresolved problems for linguistic theories. This book examines the predictability of relations between ... More

Events, Phrases, and Questions

Events, Phrases, and Questions

Robert Truswell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577774
eISBN:
9780191725319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577774.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book proposes a novel, interface-based analysis of patterns of wh-movement in English in which constraints are stated over both syntactic and semantic representations. Firstly, a theory is ... More

FeaturesPerspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics

Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics

Anna Kibort and Greville G. Corbett (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577743
eISBN:
9780191722844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents a critical overview of current work on linguistic features and establishes new bases for their use in the study and understanding of language. Features are fundamental components ... More

Functional Structure from Top to ToeThe Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 9

Functional Structure from Top to Toe: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 9

Peter Svenonius (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199740390
eISBN:
9780199378548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740390.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book is a Festschrift for Tarald Taraldsen. It consists of nine chapters on central issues in theoretical comparative syntax. The first three chapters deal with subject extraction, null ... 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 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

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

The Interaction of Focus, Givenness, and ProsodyA Study of Italian Clause Structure

The Interaction of Focus, Givenness, and Prosody: A Study of Italian Clause Structure

Vieri Samek-Lodovici

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198737926
eISBN:
9780191801457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737926.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides an in-depth investigation of contrastive focalization in Italian, showing that its syntactic expression is systematically affected by the syntactic expression of ... More

Logic in GrammarPolarity, Free Choice, and Intervention

Logic in Grammar: Polarity, Free Choice, and Intervention

Gennaro Chierchia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199697977
eISBN:
9780191765971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697977.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book explores the relation between language and logic through an analysis of polarity sensitivity and free choice effects. A wide variety of items are considered, with the intent of identifying ... More

The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

Ash Asudeh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199206421
eISBN:
9780191738081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206421.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is a cross-linguistic investigation of resumptive pronouns and related phenomena. Pronominal resumption is the realization of the base of a syntactic dependency as a bound pronoun. ... 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

Negative Indefinites

Negative Indefinites

Doris Penka

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567263
eISBN:
9780191723261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567263.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This exploration of the syntax-semantics interface is concerned with negative indefinites like English ‘nobody’, ‘nothing’, etc. and their counterparts in other languages. A cross-linguistically ... More

Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics, and PragmaticsFrom Uni- to Bidirectional Optimization

Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics: From Uni- to Bidirectional Optimization

Géraldine Legendre, Michael T. Putnam, Henriëtte de Swart, and Erin Zaroukian (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198757115
eISBN:
9780191817021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757115.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Although optimization is a central and pervasive concept in the study of the mind, perhaps in no domain of cognitive inquiry is this concept and its accompanying processes less broadly accepted than ... More

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