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Categoriality in Language ChangeThe Case of the English Gerund

Categoriality in Language Change: The Case of the English Gerund

Lauren Fonteyn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190917579
eISBN:
9780190917609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917579.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This study presents the first elaborate attempt to set out a functional-semantic definition of diachronic transcategorial shift between the major classes “noun”/“nominal” and “verb”/“clause.” In ... More

The Morphology of Dutch

The Morphology of Dutch

Geert Booij

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198838852
eISBN:
9780191874833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838852.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is the first fully-fledged description of the morphological system of Dutch in English. Inflection, derivation, and compounding are each discussed in separate chapters, following a short ... More

Prominent Internal Possessors

Prominent Internal Possessors

András Bárány, Oliver Bond, and Irina Nikolaeva (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198812142
eISBN:
9780191850103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812142.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume is the first to provide a comprehensive cross-linguistic overview of an understudied typological phenomenon, the clause-level argument-like behaviour of internal possessors. In some ... More

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 Syntax of Mainland Scandinavian

The Syntax of Mainland Scandinavian

Jan Terje Faarlund

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817918
eISBN:
9780191859298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817918.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The term Mainland Scandinavian covers the North Germanic languages spoken in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and parts of Finland. There is a continuum of mutually intelligible standard languages, regional ... 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

What Graeco-Roman Grammar Was About

What Graeco-Roman Grammar Was About

P. H. Matthews

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198830115
eISBN:
9780191868467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830115.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book explains how the grammarians of the Graeco-Roman world perceived the nature and structure of the languages they taught. The volume focuses primarily on the early centuries AD, a time when ... 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

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