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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

Brevity

Brevity

Laurence Goldstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664986
eISBN:
9780191748530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664986.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book looks at brevity as an important topic for interdisciplinary study. It studies the diversity of ways in which brevity is achieved in conversation and examines the psychological, ... 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

Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Brian MacWhinney, Andrej Malchukov, and Edith Moravcsik (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book examines the issue of competing motivations in grammar and language use. The term “competing motivations” refers to the conflicting factors that shape the content and form of grammatical ... 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

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

Constraints on Numerical Expressions

Constraints on Numerical Expressions

Chris Cummins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199687909
eISBN:
9780191767326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687909.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

How does a speaker decide what to say? This can be a complex problem even in relatively simple-looking domains. In the case of numerical expressions, there are often many choices that would be ... More

The Construal of Spatial MeaningWindows into Conceptual Space

The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Carita Paradis, Jean Hudson, and Ulf Magnusson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641635
eISBN:
9780191760020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space explores the construal and expression of various aspects of the SPACE domain. Within the broad framework of Cognitive ... More

Continuations and Natural Language

Continuations and Natural Language

Chris Barker and Chung-chieh Shan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575015
eISBN:
9780191757419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575015.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The continuation of an expression is a portion of its surrounding context. This book proposes and defends the continuation hypothesis: that the meaning of a natural language expression can depend on ... 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

Default SemanticsFoundations of a Compositional Theory of Acts of Communication

Default Semantics: Foundations of a Compositional Theory of Acts of Communication

K. M. Jaszczolt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261987
eISBN:
9780191718656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261987.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The book offers an original theory of meaning in discourse that combines a dynamic representation of discourse with an intentional explanation of processing. It contains an exposition of a theory of ... More

Definite Descriptions

Definite Descriptions

Paul Elbourne

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660193
eISBN:
9780191757303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660193.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book argues that definite descriptions refer to or range overindividuals, as claimed by Frege and Strawson. Working within asituation semantics framework, Elbourne maintains that ... More

Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

This volume investigates the role of some functional units—discourse and pragmatic markers—complementing theoretical chapters with case studies. These markers are used by speakers to index discourse ... More

Electronic Lexicography

Electronic Lexicography

Sylviane Granger and Magali Paquot (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654864
eISBN:
9780191745966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book introduces the rapidly evolving field of electronic lexicography. The aim is to provide a wide overview of the full process of electronic dictionary production and present some of the ... More

Epistemic IndefinitesExploring Modality Beyond the Verbal Domain

Epistemic Indefinites: Exploring Modality Beyond the Verbal Domain

Luis Alonso-Ovalle and Paula Menéndez-Benito (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199665297
eISBN:
9780191779732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665297.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Within formal semantics, research on the expression of modality in natural language has traditionally focused on verbs. This book brings together novel work on the semantics and pragmatics of some ... 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 and Semantic Architecture

Events and Semantic Architecture

Paul M. Pietroski

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199244300
eISBN:
9780191714153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244300.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book articulates and defends a simple conception of semantic composition: when two meaningful expressions are concatenated, the result is understood as a conjunction of monadic predicates; in ... More

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